Dalit man found killed in Hathras, sec­ond mur­der within 15 days

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Uttarpradesh -

HATHRAS: Body of a 32-year-old dalit man was re­cov­ered from the field of Seth Phool Chand Bagla Col­lege here early on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, po­lice said.

Bricks with blood stains were found at the site, which in­di­cated that the youth was killed af­ter be­ing at­tacked with bricks.

The de­ceased was iden­ti­fied as Amit Singh alias Pinku, res­i­dent of Khan­dari Garhi area here. He was a daily wage white­washer. On Wed­nes­day morn­ing, some lo­cals spot­ted Pinku’s body in the field of Bagla Col­lege when they went to an­swer na­ture’s call.

They in­formed Pinku’s fam­ily and po­lice. Cops had to face re­sis­tance from the de­ceased’s fam­ily while tak­ing the body for a post­mortem ex­am­i­na­tion.

Later, on the as­sur­ance of the su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (SP) of Hathras to ar­rest the ac­cused at the ear­li­est, Pinku’s kin al­lowed the cops to take his body.

A dog squad and a foren­sic team were called on the spot and the SP and the ASP ini­ti­ated a probe in the case.

In his com­plaint, Pinku’s brother Ro­htas said, “Pinku left the house telling his wife Ra­jni that he was go­ing to pur­chase peanuts.

He met me in the mar­ket and said some peo­ple were try­ing to kill him but would not be able to ex­e­cute their plans.”

He added, “On Tues­day night, two lo­cals saw Pinku with Noor Nabi and two other uniden­ti­fied per­sons.

When he did not re­turn, we started look­ing for him, but he was nowhere to be found. The next morn­ing, some peo­ple told us about the re­cov­ery of his body from the field of Bagla Col­lege.”

Ro­htas ac­cused Noor Nabi and his two uniden­ti­fied ac­com­plices of killing Pinku. SP Hathras Ghule Sushil Chan­drab­han said that on the ba­sis of com­plaint lodged by Pinku’s fam­ily, an FIR was reg­is­tered in the case.

Ten­sion gripped Khan­dari Garhi area af­ter the in­ci­dent as this was sec­ond mur­der of a dalit man within 15 days.

On Jan­uary 31, Amit Ku­mar Gau­tam of the same area was found mur­dered over per­sonal en­mity. The named ac­cused in Gau­tam’s mur­der has been ar­rested.

As a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure, po­lice has been de­ployed in the area. Sev­eral lo­cal politi­cians reached the au­topsy house to con­sole Pinku’s fam­ily. No ar­rest was made in the case till the last re­ports came in.

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