[Video] UP: Man Dragged Out Of Police Vehicle, Lynched In Police Presence

Published : 28 Nov 2018 8:00 AM GMT
[Video] UP: Man Dragged Out Of Police Vehicle, Lynched In Police Presence

A video surfaced on social media yesterday which showed a man being dragged out of a police vehicle and subsequently beaten to death in presence of the police in Hathchhoya village under Jhinjhana police station in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli on November 27.

According to the police, the 28-year-old man was allegedly drunk and got involved in an altercation with the local villagers. The UP police received a call about unruly and drunk behaviour from the village and reached the spot. They picked up Rajendra Kashyap, the victim, as he was creating a ruckus.

“We arrested him because we received a complaint. Woh gaali-galoch kar raha tha (he used abusive words),” said deputy superintendent of police (Kairana) Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, reported The Print. Later, while they were taking the victim in their van, a mob gathered.

As a man thrashed the victim while he was still in the car, another woman can be heard shouting in the video, “Koi 151 pe challan lagao re iska (somebody please register a case under IPC 151).” IPC 151 deals with the unlawful assembly of five or more people. The man is then pulled out of the car, where he quickly lost consciousness from the blows.

यूपी के शामली में पुलिस की गाड़ी से खींच कर भीड़ ने युवक की ले ली जान।उत्तर प्रदेश के शामली जिले में पुलिस की जीप से खींचकर भीड़ एक युवक को ले गई और पीट-पीटकर युवक को मौत के घाट उतार दिया। इस दौरान पुलिस मूकदर्शक बनी रही। पूरी घटना का एक वीडियो सोशल मीडिया पर वायरल हो रहा है। मामला दो समुदायों से जुड़ा होने की वजह से गांव में तनाव का माहौल है। गांव में बड़ी संख्या में पुलिस बल को तैनात किया गया है।इस मामले में शामली के एसपी का बयान भी सामने आया है। शामली के एसपी अजय कुमार ने कहा, “हमने वीडियो का संज्ञान ले लिया है। इस मामले की अलग से जांच की जा रही है। एएसपी इस मामले की जांच कर रहे हैं। वीडियो को पहली नजर में देख कर यह लगता है कि जो उस वक्त पुलिसकर्मी मौके पर मौजूद थे उनकी लापरवाही नजर आ रही है। मौके पर मौजूद पुलिसकर्मियों को लापरवाही के आरोप में निलंबित कर दिया गया है। पुलिसकर्मियों की लापरवाही की जांच अलग से की जाएगी। पुलिस के सामने युवक को मौत के घाट नहीं उतारा गया है, जो लोग यह बात कह रहे यह गलत है। इस ममाले में केस दर्ज कर लिया गया है और एक आरोपी को गिरफ्तार कर बाकी के आरोपियों को तलाश जारी है।

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He was rushed to the hospital but died later in the evening. All of this happened inside and around a police car in the presence of policemen. While initially, UP police denied any such incident, after the video went viral, Shamli SP Ajay Kumar issued a statement on Twitter.

He said that police negligence was seen in the video and the concerned people have been suspended pending an internal enquiry. He also said that cases have been registered against six people and one of them has been arrested.

The Logical Indian Take

The man was involved in a drunken brawl and he was even being taken to the police station. The mob, without thinking about the repercussions, acted in a ruthless manner and killed the man. The police are perhaps equally a party to the crime that has been committed. They are supposed to be the protectors, rather, they were a witness to the crime. They let a man get killed and did next to nothing to stop it. We need stringent punishments against those who resort to such acts of violence. To uphold the safety of citizens, law and order needs to be established. In the meanwhile, people from all strata of life need to be educated and made aware of the evils of mob lynchings.

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