Murder accused among 7 booked for threatening victim’s kin
Ghaziabad: Seven persons, including a murder accused, have been booked for allegedly threatening the family of a 18-year-old youth who was murdered in June 2017 over a family dispute.
The youth’s father, Bheem, told police that the accused have been harassing them since his son was murdered and are threatening them over the case.
According to the police, Sandeep — the main accused in the murder — nursed a grudge against Bheem for publicly insulting his father.
On finding an opportunity, Sandeep along with the co-accused Sobhit had strangled Praveen (18) to death on June 17, 2017 and dumped his body in a jungle near Bhadoli.
An FIR was registered and the two accused were arrested in the case. At present, the duo is out on bail.
Bheem alleged that after coming out on bail, Sandeep, his father Shiv Kumar, brothers Bobby and Vipin Panchal, along with three others, have been mounting pressure on him to take back the murder case.
“They had barged into our house several times and used casteist remarks against me and my family. They even threatened to kill my younger son,” he said, adding that no FIR was filed despite his subsequent complaints.
“One such incident had taken place on November 19, 2017, when Shiv Kumar along with seven-eight people ransacked my house and thrashed me at gunpoint. This time too, I filed a complaint but no action was taken against them,” Bheem said.
On December 12, 2018, the accused allegedly tried to run over Bheem’s nephew — Golu — a few days before his wedding ceremony.
“Locals came to his rescue, and took him to a nearby hospital where he was treated for the injuries. We approached the police this time too but they did not register an FIR,” he added.
Subsequently, Bheem approached a local court and got an order passed for registration of an FIR against the accused.
Following the court order, an FIR was registered agai-nst the seven men under sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 504 (provoke breach of the peace), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 452 (house-trespass) and 147(rioting) of the IPC and under relevant sections of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on Sunday at Muradnagar police station.
However, police are yet to arrest the accused.