Dadri lynching accused dies in jail


NOIDA: In context of Dadri beef lynching, one of the 15 accused who killed Mohammad Akhlaq in UP died in custody.

The Jail officials stated that, “Ravin, a 22-year-old Bisada resident died today as he was suffering from dengue or chikungunya but the youth's mother blamed police for his death, accusing them of negligence.”

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Ravin was detained on December 21 last year, he was badly down with fever for four days in Greater Noida's Luksar jail. He was taken to the Delhi's LNJP Hospital, where he died around 6pm due to kidney and respiratory failure, doctors asserted

"When Ravin had fever for several days, why was he taken to hospital when the situation became critical?" his mother said.

She added, "My son died. He had committed no crime. I want justice."

District magistrate N P Singh said, "This is a very sad incident and we are looking into it. We have formed a committee to examine the matter.”

Dr J C Passey, medical superintendent of LNJP Hospital asserted,"The patient was rushed to our hospital at 12 pm in critical condition. He had acute fever and kidney dysfunction. Despite our best efforts, he died within a few hours." He said blood samples of Ravin had been sent for dengue and chikungunya tests. "Until the reports come, we cannot comment on the cause of death. He died due to kidney and respiratory failure," Passey said.

Dharmendra Singh, the Gautam Budh Nagar police chief affirmed,"We received information the accused was suffering from a suspected case of dengue and died in the evening. We are looking into the issue."

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