Kasganj violence: Main accused in killing of youth arrested

Lucknow, Jan 31: The main accused in the killing of youth during communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj has been arrested on Wednesday. 

Police arrested Salim from Kasganj for the murder of Chandan Gupta who died on January 26.

Thirty-two people were sent to jail on charges of murder and over 51 others were detained by police, in connection with the incident.

At least three shops, two buses and a car were torched after Gupta was killed in clashes following stone- pelting by a mob on a motorcycle carried out “Tiranga Yatra” to celebrate Republic Day.

The violence erupted when the rally was being taken out from a communally-sensitive area, during which some youths, participating in the rally, allegedly raised objectionable slogans.


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