Kasganj: Father of man killed in clashes receives death threat, wants security for family
The father of the 23-year-old man killed in communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj last week has said he was threatened by two men outside his house and demanded security for his family.
Sushil Gupta lodged a complaint with the police that two people on a motorcycle approached him and told him not to “take enmity with us ... We will see you.”
“I am worried about the life of my family. We request the administration to ensure our security,” Gupta said over the phone.
The local police have deployed a police picket outside his residence in Gandhi market area taking cognisance of Gupta’s complaint.
“We are looking into the complaint registered by Sushil Gupta. A team from Kotwali police is investigating the matter,” Kasganj superintendent of police Piyush Srivastav said.
All major markets opened on Friday, a week after the clashes and the administration also ordered all government and private schools in the district to start their classes.
“We have issued a fresh alert considering the Friday prayers in Muslim dominated areas of the city. Members of the peace committee are constantly in touch with people of both the communities to avoid any untoward incident,” said the SP.
Abhishek alias Chandan was killed after communal clashes broke out in the small town nearly 340km northwest of Lucknow following a skirmish during a Tiranga Yatra in Baddu Nagar on Republic Day. Many properties were torched forcing the district administration to impose prohibitory orders in the district.
Saleem Javed, the prime accused in the killing of Akhilesh, was arrested on Wednesday. He was presented before a court on Thursday and sent to judicial custody.
Police have registered eight FIRs and arrested 123 people so far in cases related to the communal clashes.