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UP cop suspended for abusing murdered Delhi photographer’s family on Twitter

The constable had posted his response to a tweet by a news channel about the family of 23-year-old Ankit Saxena hosting an iftar party.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2018 10:08 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UP police,Ankit Saxena,Ankit Saxena family
Ankit Saxena’s father hosted an Iftar party at his home in Raghuvir Nagar, West Delhi to send a message of love and harmony in New Delhi, on Sunday, June 3, 2018.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

A constable of the Kanpur Police was suspended on Sunday for his abusive tweet against the family of a man who was stabbed to death in Delhi allegedly by his girlfriend’s relatives, an official said.

Kanpur’s senior superintendent of police Akhilesh Kumar took the step against Arvind Singh Parihar after an inquiry found him guilty of writing the offensive tweet. Parihar was posted at Babupurwa police station in Kanpur.

Babupurwa’s circle officer Ajit Kumar Rajak, who was asked to inquire into the post, said Parihar admitted he made a “wrong comment” on Twitter. He confirmed Parihar’s suspension.

Parihar had posted his response to a tweet by a news channel about the family of 23-year-old Ankit Saxena hosting an iftar party in the Muslims’ holy month of Ramzan to “help spread the message of peace and harmony”.

The freelance wedding photographer was murdered in front of his family in February allegedly by the relatives of a woman he was in a relationship with as they were opposed to the inter-faith affair.

When Parihar was called out by Twitter user Shahid Ansari, the constable responded with a number of objectionable replies to him on Sunday morning.

Ansari posted screenshots of the constable’s tweets and tagged the chief minister, the director general of police and the CM’s office.