Police are yet to arrive at any conclusion in the case related to the death of a local Hindi daily journalist in UP’s Balrampur.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
Police are yet to arrive at any conclusion in the case related to the death of a local Hindi daily journalist in UP’s Balrampur.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

Wife of scribe in UP who died of burns threatens to immolate self, demands arrest of killers

The wife of the journalist gave the police a 48-hour deadline to arrest her husband’s alleged killers failing which she threatened that she would immolate herself.
By HT Correspondent | HIndustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 08:29 PM IST

The wife of a local Hindi daily journalist, Rakesh Singh (45), in Balrampur who died in a mysterious fire on Friday, has threatened to immolate herself in front of the district magistrate’s office if the alleged killers were not arrested by Tuesday.

The Uttar Pradesh police are yet to arrive at any conclusion in the case.

Vibha Singh, the journalist’s wife had alleged criminal conspiracy behind the incident and said that her husband and his friend Pintu Sahu, 36, were burnt to death by some local muscleman. The journalist and his friend had died when a mysterious fire broke out in his village house under Kotwali Dehat police area in Balrampur district on Friday night. Sahu had died on the spot while Singh succumbed to his injuries in a Lucknow hospital after suffering 90% burn injuries.

The wife of the deceased, along with her two daughters, family members and local residents staged a protest and refused to cremate the body on Sunday until her husband’s alleged killers were arrested. She gave the deadline of 48 hours to the police and the district administration after which she said she would immolate herself. She finally agreed to cremate the body after an assurance by local MLA Paltu Ram.

A local police official said journalist’s father Munna Singh had earlier lodged a complaint against 4-5 unidentified people for allegedly setting his son and his friend ablaze after locking them inside the house. “Seconds before his death, the journalist had said that he was targeted as he was working on some big news. He, however, did not mention any person behind the incident,” he added.

The official said the police had interrogated five people in the matter but had failed to reach any conclusion so far.

Balrampur superintendent of police (SP) Dev Ranjan Verma did not respond to calls. Earlier on Saturday, he had told media persons that the door of the house was found locked from outside, which has raised a suspicion. He said three suspects of the same village, including former village pradhan Ram Surat, Ravi Chauhan and Babu Mishra, were detained for questioning.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang(File photo)
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang(File photo)

Sikkim goes back to non-partisan polls after more than a decade

By Pramod Giri, Siliguri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:15 PM IST
  • “The latest amendments would usher in true democracy in grassroots governance,” said chief minister Prem Singh Tamang.
Close
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Naku La clash: China trying to open new front, test India’s defence, say experts

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:14 PM IST
The January 20 incident came close on the heels of aggressive Chinese action related to Japan’s Senkaku Islands and an incursion into Taiwan’s airspace by Chinese warplanes – which experts said appeared to be signalling towards the new US administration
Close
Police personnel during the full dress rehearsals for the Republic Day parade.(PTI)
Police personnel during the full dress rehearsals for the Republic Day parade.(PTI)

Marching style of Indian, Bangladeshi contingents 'similar', says Col Chaudhary

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:03 PM IST
"It is a great responsibility that has been assigned to us. The men with me are very excited to participate in this parade... If you ask about the feelings, participating in a foreign land, with a foreign army and with the same tempo is very much exciting," he said.
Close
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar(ANI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar(ANI)

Bihar to spend over 20 crore on security of temples, walls at burial grounds

Written by Reena Sopam
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:02 PM IST
The move is aimed to address the issue of encroachment and illegal constructions over the burial grounds and near temples. Besides, there also has been a rise in incidents of thefts of idols from temples.
Close
Farmer unions have stated that they will carry out the rally with or without permission from the police.(HT Photo)
Farmer unions have stated that they will carry out the rally with or without permission from the police.(HT Photo)

Farmers complain tractors not allowed to enter Bengaluru for R-Day rally

By Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Multiple organisations in Karnataka have extended support to farmers agitating against the farm laws just outside of Delhi.
Close
The plea also alleges that the new WhatsApp norms also jeopardise national security by sharing, transmitting and storing the users’ data in some other country.(File photo for representation)
The plea also alleges that the new WhatsApp norms also jeopardise national security by sharing, transmitting and storing the users’ data in some other country.(File photo for representation)

Delhi HC reiterates ‘voluntary to download WhatsApp on mobile, not mandatory’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Additional solicitor general Chetan Sharma told the court that the data protection bill is being discussed and WhatsApp's response has been sought by the Central government.
Close
The police are yet to arrest the owner of the building. (Representational photo)
The police are yet to arrest the owner of the building. (Representational photo)

Man with 155 deskinned birds, involvement in smuggling arrested in Bihar

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:49 PM IST
The accused, a resident of Belwa village under Turakauliya police station of East Champaran, was involved in supply of Siberian and other local birds to various districts of Bihar.
Close
A security personal stands guard at Rajpath ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.(AFP)
A security personal stands guard at Rajpath ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.(AFP)

On R-Day eve, Padma Awards, Gallantry Awards to be conferred

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:45 PM IST
The Param Vir Chakra, given for displaying acts of valour during wartime, is India's highest military decoration. The Ashoka Chakra, the Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra are peacetime awards. Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra are wartime awards.
Close
Baljeet Yadav (Photo @BaljeetBehror)
Baljeet Yadav (Photo @BaljeetBehror)

Police case filed against Rajasthan MLA for alleged attempt to murder

By Jaykishan Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Mohit Yadav, 39, son of a BJP leader Jaswant Yadav, was beaten up by miscreants on Alwar Road at around 10.45 am on Sunday.
Close
Earlier on January 6, a sarpanch of a village in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district was killed by Maoists at his home.(Representative Photo)
Earlier on January 6, a sarpanch of a village in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district was killed by Maoists at his home.(Representative Photo)

Deputy sarpanch in Chhattisgarh's Bastar killed by Maoists: Cops

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Officials said that the man died by strangulation and that the Maoists then fled into the jungle.
Close
A batch of covid jabs in Myanmar.The consignments for Morocco and Brazil contained 2 mn doses each. ap(MINT_PRINT)
A batch of covid jabs in Myanmar.The consignments for Morocco and Brazil contained 2 mn doses each. ap(MINT_PRINT)

`Vaccine Maitri' helps strengthen bilateral ties with Myanmar, says Indian envoy

ANI, Yangon
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of north-eastern states including Nagaland and Manipur.
Close
The Chinese foreign ministry declined to confirm or deny the latest clash between the border troops during the regular ministry briefing on Monday.(Representative Photo)
The Chinese foreign ministry declined to confirm or deny the latest clash between the border troops during the regular ministry briefing on Monday.(Representative Photo)

Committed to peace, says China after PLA’s aggressive moves at Sikkim’s Naku La

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Several Chinese and Indian soldiers were reportedly injured in a clash last week after the Indian troops stopped a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) patrol team from entering Indian territory at Naku La in Sikkim.
Close
The Bombay High Court has let off a woman convicted by a special POCSO court in 2015 for abetting the sexual and physical assault.(Photo courtesy: Hindustan Times)
The Bombay High Court has let off a woman convicted by a special POCSO court in 2015 for abetting the sexual and physical assault.(Photo courtesy: Hindustan Times)

Obnoxious, unacceptable, outrageous: activists on Bombay HC judgement

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Women's rights activist Shamina Shafiq called it very unfortunate that a lady judge had come out with this judgement.
Close
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (File photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (File photo)

Republic Day: Haryana CM’s programme changed, to hoist flag in Panchkula

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Shifting of Khattar’s programme from Panipat has necessitated change in state Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya’s programme from Panchkula to Haryana Raj Bhawan at Chandigarh
Close
The President's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry is being awarded to eight personnel. (HT File (Representative image))
The President's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry is being awarded to eight personnel. (HT File (Representative image))

Check full list of Fire Service, Home Guards and Civil Defence medals awardees

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:10 PM IST
As many as 54 personnel are being awarded Home Guard and Civil Defence Medals. Check full list here
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP