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Dadri lynching accused wrapped in national flag to accord status of a martyr

Courtesy: HT
Courtesy: HT

New Delhi: Residents of Bisada village in UP wrapped a national flag on the body of Ravin Sisodia, one of the accused in the Dadri lynching case who died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday, apparently due to “kidney and respiratory failure”.

Even though the 22-year-old Ravin reportedly died of kidney failure at Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital, the distraught kin of the deceased alleged foul play and have blamed the jail administration for his death.

According to Hindustan Times reports, the family refused to perform his last rites and the residents as a mark of respect wrapped Tricolour on his body.

Police would investigate the matter and legal action would be taken for showing disrespect to the national flag.

BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi also reached the village and staged a protest demanding a compensation of R 1 crore for the accused family and a government job for Ravin’s wife.

“We will not tolerate this (Ravin’s killing). The government has to ensure safety of the 14 other boys who are behind the bars. They should be shifted to a jail outside UP for trial,” Prachi was quoted as saying.

Ravin was jailed, along with 17 other youths for allegedly lynching 52-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri’s Bishada village in September last year on suspicion of eating beef which triggering communal tension in the region.

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