Lucknow: A very disturbing video from Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad, came to the limelight where a 26-year-old law student is seen being thrashed by a group of men who take turns to hit him with a hockey stick, broken pipe and bricks outside a restaurant.
The man slipped into a coma and died at a hospital this morning. The main accused has been identified, but no arrests have been made so far.
The video, shot on a mobile phone reportedly by a passerby, shows the victim, Dilip Saroj, lying unconscious on the steps of the restaurant where the incident took place last night.
A 26-year-old law student died in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad on Sunday after he was attacked by a group of men with hockey sticks, broken pipes and bricks near a restaurant in the city, NDTV reported.
Based on a video of the incident, which went viral on social media, the police have identified the main accused as Vijay Shankar, a travelling ticket examiner with the Railways. However, the police have not yet arrested anyone. “We can see the men in the CCTV footage, but except for the main accused, Vijay Shankar Singh, we have not been able to identify the rest,” Sukriti Madhav, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Allahabad, said. “We have formed special teams to arrest the accused.”
The police identified the victim as Dilip Saroj, a law student at Allahabad Degree College. Based on a complaint by Saroj’s brother, the police have registered a First Information Report. Saroj and his friends had gone out to dinner at the restaurant, the police said. They reportedly got into an argument with the attackers, which soon turned violent.
“After dinner, we were sitting on the stairs that lead to the restaurant. Three people came, pushed us, abused and went to the restaurant on the first floor,” Saroj’s friend Prakash Singh was quoted as saying. “We followed them to the restaurant to confront them which is when they started beating us. I was hit with chairs too, but I managed to escape.
As the men, seemingly drunk, beat him, a passerby briefly stopped, while others seemed to not notice anything. The men, who captured the crime, are heard saying in the video, “The police will turn up only after he is dead”. However, neither makes a call to the police.
The police have registered a FIR based on a complaint filed by Dilip’s brother.
According to the police, Dilip, who lived in a rented house in Allahabad, had gone out for dinner with two friends. They reportedly had an argument with the attackers which soon turned violent. Dilip’s friends managed to escape.
“We can see the men in the CCTV footage, but except for the main accused, Vijay Shankar Singh, who is employed with the Indian Railways, we have not been able to identify the rest. We have formed special teams to arrest the accused,” said Sukriti Madhav, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Allahabad.