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Prime accused in Dalit student's killing arrested

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The prime accused in the killing of in last week, was arrested from on Wednesday, police said.

The accused was arrested from the house of Chandra Bhadra Singh, a

After a minor scuffle over some trivial issue at an eatery, was brutally assaulted by four men, led by Singh. The 26-year-old LLB student had gone into a and later died on Sunday.

The killing had been filmed by some passersby and had gone viral, leading to nationwide outrage.

His post-mortem had revealed that he had 30 on his body, including several fractures.

Political parties had slammed the government in over the attack and the matter was repeatedly raised by the opposition in the ongoing budget session in the assembly.

Students of the university had gone on a rampage after Saroj's death. They had set a bus ablaze and laid siege to the District Magistrate's office.

The Yogi Adityanath government, after facing much flak, had announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the family of the deceased.



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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 11:46 IST