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Main accused in Dalit student's lynching arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad 

The main accused in the killing of a student of University has been arrested, police said today.

was arrested from Sultanpur in the early hours today, of Police Akaash Kulhari said.

(26), a second year LLB student, was thrashed by a group on Friday following an altercation outside a restaurant. He succumbed to injuries two days later.

Four people have already been arrested in connection with the incident.

The came in for criticism from rival parties over the killing, with saying it showed was in the "grip of criminal elements".

supremo Mayawati said the killing was the result of "narrow and casteist politics of hatred" being pursued by the ruling BJP.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 11:35 IST