Weeks after Dalit family murder, two cops sent to police lines in UP
On September 14, three members of a Dalit family in Kaushambi were allegedly shot dead while sleeping outside their hut, reportedly over a property dispute.
More than two weeks after three members of a Dalit family were allegedly killed over a land dispute in the Sandeepan Ghat area of Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambi district, the local police station house officer and the outpost in-charge were removed from their respective posts Sunday and sent to the police lines.
Sandipan Ghat SHO Dilip Kumar Singh and Anurag Singh, the Har Raipur police outpost in-charge, were sent to the police lines by the Kaushambi superintendent of police.
Chali Circle Officer Y K Narayan told The Indian Express, “Several police officials were shuffled and these two officials were also part of that list. Bhuvnesh Chaube will take over as Sandeepan Ghat SHOD and Sub Inspector Shailendar Kumar will take charge of the outpost.”
On September 14, three members of a Dalit family in Kaushambi were allegedly shot dead while sleeping outside their hut, reportedly over a property dispute. Soon after the murder, the victims’ relatives set ablaze the houses of the accused. Pushpendra Gautam, the tehsildar of Chail, suffered head injuries during stone-pelting by the mob.
The incident took place in Mohiuddinpur village, which falls under the jurisdiction of Sandeepan Ghat police station. The police identified the victims as Hori Lal, 62, a farmer; his daughter Brijkali, 22; and his son-in-law Shiv Sagar, 26. The accused, who belong to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category, are Hori Lal’s neighbours, the police said.
Eight people were booked in the case under provisions of the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Law Amendment Act and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Courtesy : TIE
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