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Protests in Allahabad over law student's murder turn violent, bus set on fire

26-year-old Dilip Saroj succumbed to his injuries two days after he was beaten with a hockey stick, iron rod and bricks by a group following an altercation outside a restaurant.

Written by: India TV News Desk, Allahabad [ Updated: February 12, 2018 16:40 IST ]
Protests in Allahabad over law student's murder turn
Protests in Allahabad over law student's murder turn violent, bus set on fire

Angry over the killing of a 26-year-old law student outside a restaurant in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad by a group of men on Friday, students today took to the streets to stage protests, hurled stones and even set ablaze a bus. 

A large number of police personnel had to be called to control the protesters, all students of the Allahabad University.

26-year-old Dilip Saroj succumbed to his injuries two days after he was beaten with a hockey stick, iron rod and bricks by a group following an altercation outside a restaurant. 

One of the accused was also arrested after a CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media. 

Also Read: Caught on camera: Student beaten up with iron rod, bricks in UP's Allahabad; dies

Dilip and two of his friends had on Friday came to a restaurant in Karnalganj when an altercation broke out with some persons there. Soon after, they assaulted Dileep with sticks and batons, leaving him grievously injured. 

On the basis of a complaint lodged by Dilip's brother, an FIR was registered against three unidentified accused, SSP Akash Kulhari said. 

The CCTV footage was examined and on that basis the prime accused was identified as Vijay Shankar Singh who is posted as a TTE with the Indian Railways, Kulhari said, adding that the accused is still at large. 

The restaurant owner Amit Upadhyay was arrested as he was familiar with the accused, Singh, and did not inform thepolice about the incident. 

The body has been sent for post mortem and further probe into the matter is on, the senior official said.  

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