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NSUI says ABVP ‘goons’ beat up its DUSU candidate

“The ABVP was not involved in the incident,” an office bearer of the ABVP said.

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New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Monday alleged that it’s vice presidential candidate in the Delhi University Students’ Union elections was thrashed by ‘goons’ of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

In a video shared by NSUI State President Akshay Lakra, the vice presidential candidate of the NSUI, Ankit Bharti is sitting with torn clothes and blood flowing from his head. Bharti then alleged that some volunteers of the RSS’ student wing had attacked him outside the College of Vocational Studies (CVC), when he reached there to campaign for the DUSU elections.

“Volunteers of the ABVP first thrashed me outside CVC, later they warned me not to enter the college and when I did not agree and entered the college, they thrashed me leaving my head badly injured,” Bharti said in the video.

However, the ABVP has claimed that it had nothing to do with the incident and Bharti was actually thrashed by his own union men. “…the clash happened between vice presidential candidate Ankit Bharti and secretary candidate Ashish Lamba from the NSUI.”

“The ABVP was not involved in the incident,” an office bearer of the ABVP said.

The DUSU elections will be held on September 12. The voting will take place in two sessions – the morning session will be from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. while the evening session will be from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Key parties in the fray are the Congress-backed National Students Union of India, the BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and a left-wing student organisation All India Students’ Association (AISA). Last year, the DUSU elections were won by the ABVP.

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Dalit girl gangraped by 3 in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow, Sep 24 : A 15-year-old Dalit girl was gangraped by three men in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambi district and who also recorded the crime in their mobile phones.

One of the accused was cornered by villagers at a paddy field and beaten

The other two accused escaped by firing in the air with a country-made pistol, according to a complaint filed the mother of the girl.

According to police, the incident took place on Saturday when the girl had gone to collect fodder at a neighbouring village for her livestock when the three men attacked her. In her police complaint, she said they dragged her to a secluded place and took turns to rape her.

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Hamirpur bypoll record 51% voter turnout

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Hamirpur, Sep 24 (IANS) Voter turnout in bypoll for Hamirpur assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh was recorded to be 51 per cent, said the district election office.

Last time the voter turnout was recorded to be 63.69 per cent.

Assistant Chief Electoral Officer Arvind Kumar Pandey said that 51 per cent polling took place in the bypoll to Hamirpur Assembly constituency amid rain.

Counting of votes will take place on September 27.

Initially the polling was slow due to rain and some reports of technical faults in EVMs as till 9 a.m. only 5.60 per cent polling was recorded which gradually rose to 13.63 per cent by 11 a.m. and by 1 p.m. it went to increase to 22.9 per cent. By 3 p.m. the polling increased to 32.95 per cent whereas by 5 p.m. it was recorded to be 42.05 per cent.

The authorities made arrangements of boats to ferry the voters from the flood affected villages to the polling booths.

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Cow Vigilantes beat up alleged cow smuggler in Alwar

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Jaipur, Sep 23 : Almost two-and-a-half years after Pehlu Khan was lynched in Alwar district of Rajasthan, another alleged cow smuggler Munfed Khan was badly beaten by a mob in the Shahjahanpur area of the same district on Monday.

Khan has sustained several fractures due to the beating. He was saved by the police and admitted to the hospital, police said.

Khan was travelling with 7 cows in a vehicle when he was caught by a mob at Khusa Ki Dhani area of Shahjahanpur area.

Ajay Singh, SHO, Shahjahanpur, said: “The police had put up barricades to nab the cow smugglers. However, a speeding vehicle crossed the ckeck-post and went ahead taking a kid under its wheel leaving him injured. There were three people in the vehicle and seven cattle. While police was chasing it, villagers also followed them and got hold of Munfed Khan while two others escaped.”

A case has been registered against 50-60 villagers who thrashed Khan.

However, two smugglers escaped police chase early on Monday in Shahjahanapur in Alwar.

Meanwhile in another case, police had paraded 13 accused half-naked in Behrod area of Alwar for around a kilometre from Shahjanpur to “instil fear among the criminals”.

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