Sister and mother of Kasganj clash victim Chandan Gupta meet Yogi Adityanath, urge swift action

The sister of Chandan Gupta, the youngster who was killed in communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj last month, has met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday and submitted demands of the family.

After the meeting, Chandan's sister said, "He (chief minister) didn't say anything about it. We have submitted our demands in written form but we don't know what decision is he going to take."

According to News18, Singh's mother and sister reached the Annexe on Tuesday afternoon and demanded stern action against the culprits and also requested Adityanath to expedite the investigation.

The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh for the kin of the deceased.

Kasganj was singed by communal clashes and violence in the aftermath of a 'Tiranga Yatra' brought out by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student body affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Republic Day, leaving Chandan dead and many injured.

On Saturday, Rahat Qureshi, an accused in Chandan's killing in Kasganj after which communal violence started, was arrested in Uttar Pradesh. The main accused, Salim, was arrested a day after the violence on 31 February.

On 2 February, security outside the house of Chandan Gupta was beefed up after his family alleged they were being threatened if they pursue the murder case of their son.

Chandan's father Sushil had sought police protection after he was allegedly threatened outside his house in Kasganj. Sushil Gupta said he was sitting outside the house when some youth from the neighbourhood came and threatened him that they won't spare him if he takes the matter forward.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018 15:56 PM

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