New Delhi, Oct 5, 2016: One of the accused in controversial Dadri lynching case, Ravin Sisodia alias Robin died in a government on Tuesday due to suspected chikungunya while he was in judicial custody.
He was arrested on charges of murder and assault and was lodged in the Greater Noida jail for the past one year.
Ravin was rushed to Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital from the district hospital in Noida in Uttar Pradesh after suffering “kidney failure”.
Medical Superintendent of LNJP Hospital, Dr. J C Passey told media that “He was brought here in a very bad condition, with kidney failure and high blood sugar level, around 12 noon. He died around 7 PM of kidney and respiratory failure.”
Senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, Dharmendra Singh said: “We have received information about his death due to some mosquito-borne disease. Final medical reports are awaited.”
The jail authorities did not respond to repeated calls and messages. Meanwhile, the villagers at Bisada threatened a stir, claiming Ravin died due to negligence.
Meanwhile, mothers of 13 of the accused have been on an indefinite hunger strike in Bisada since Saturday after news of Ravin’s death reached Bisada.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate Amit Kumar, along with officers from Jharcha police station, met the protesters. “I am requesting you with folded hands, please release our innocent children and arrest Jaan Mohammad (Akhlaq’s brother),” said local.
In Dadri’s Bishada village, Mohammed Akhlaq was dragged out of his house and killed by a mob in September last year on suspicion of eating beef, triggering communal tension in the region.