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Three Hindu activists named in FIR for Bulandshahr violence

IANS  |  Bulandshahr 

Three leaders from the Bajrang Dal, (VHP) and BJP have been named in the FIR lodged by police in the violence that rocked Bulandshahr in killing a and a young man, authorities said on Tuesday.

VHP activist Upendra Raghav, and district have been named in the First Information Report in the wake of the violence on Monday.

The police have also arrested two others - said to be villagers - while five persons have been detained in connection with the violence that broke out after the recovery of some animal carcasses that the right-wing groups claimed were of cows.

When tried to reason with the demonstrators and persuade them to clear the traffic jam they had caused, he was attacked both with blunt objects and also fired at, killing him instantly.

A young man was also killed in violence but the circumstances leading to his death are not clear.

The police have registered a case against 88 persons, of whom 25 have been named.

Five police teams have been formed and 22 places have been raided to track down those involved in the violence.

The raids follow details emerging from eyewitness accounts, interrogation of those detained and video footage shot by people present at the time, a told IANS.

The police focus is on Chingrawathi and Mahav villages, located close to the crime scene. The police believe the mob came from these two places.

The body of the slain was taken to his village in district where family members broke down at seeing his mortal remains.

Singh is survived by his wife and two sons. His widow told relatives that her husband had sought leave but it was not granted. She rued that had the leave been granted, he would not have died.

The officer's elder son is studying MBA while his younger son is a student of engineering.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 14:00 IST
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