Furious local people beat up five policemen at a police post in Uttar Pradesh, after the police professedly beat up two men who had declined to pay them a pay off, then pushed them into a lake and watched them suffocate. A case has been filed against him.
On Friday, the men were driving a tractor conveying stones in Mainpuri – the fortress of Mulayam Singh Yadav, the head of Samajwadi Party and the father of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav – when policemen had halted the tractor and requested a pay off of Rs. 1,200.
After the men declined to pay, the police beat them up, and afterward pushed them into a lake, local people have asserted. The police guarantee the men fell in while attempting to get away. The men have been recognized as Dileep Yadav, 22, and Pankaj Yadav, 24, who were cousins.
Going ahead the heels of the passing of a Dalit man in police guardianship in Kanpur – who was purportedly pounded and after that hanged – the episode has made shock.
A horde accumulated at the nearby station and extremely beat up the staff present. Senior authorities needed to surge in and extra powers were moved in from different areas to control the circumstance.
A case of murder has been registered against the police post in-charge, two constables and two home guards after postmortem report revealed both men were injured.
"We will take action against whoever is involved," said Devranjan Verma, the district's top police officer.
Facing opposition anger ahead of polls over the law and order issue, the Akhilesh Yadav government had suspended 15 policemen in Kanpur and registered a murder case.
The BJP, which is holding its state executive meeting in Jhansi, lost no time in hitting out. "The Akhilesh Yadav government is a total failure and is not able to handle the state. He should step down," said state BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya.
The families of the deceased men have demanded that chief minister Akhilesh Yadav visit them.