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Caught with girlfriend, OBC man hung from tree, beaten to death in Gorakhpur

Villagers claimed that the couple were in a relationship, but their families refuted it.

lucknow Updated: May 28, 2018 21:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur,UP murder,UP Police
A large number of policemen were deployed in Lala Tola village in Gorakhpur after a woman’s family members allegedly killed a youth over an affair with her.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A 20-year-old man of a backward caste was hung from a tree upside down and beaten to death allegedly by the family members of a 21-year-old woman of upper caste with whom he was accused of being found in a compromising position, in Lala Tola village in Pipraich area of Gorakhpur on Sunday, police said.

Agitated over the incident, the victim’s family tried to set the house of the accused on fire but were prevented by police. Tension prevailed in the area between the two groups, and personnel from four police stations and one company of the provincial armed constabulary (PAC) was deployed to avert any untoward incident.

Station house officer, Pipraich, Arun Shukla said three people, including the woman’s parents and brother, were arrested on the basis of an FIR lodged by Heera Lal Nishad, father of the victim, Ramesh Nishad.

He said after receiving information about the incident, police reached the spot and took Ramesh to BRD Medical College where he was pronounced dead by doctors.

Sources said the woman’s family alleged that the man was found in a compromising position with her, but the police did not confirm this.

Shukla said the woman’s parents alleged that Ramesh had entered their house with an intention to harass their daughter.

Villagers claimed that the couple were in a relationship, but their families refuted it. Police said the couple were in a relationship, but it was not acceptable to the two families.

A local, who did not wish to be named, said the couple had eloped last month after which the woman’s family lodged a police complaint against Ramesh. Later, both the families had reached a compromise that the man would not meet the woman, but they continued the affair, he added.

First Published: May 28, 2018 20:51 IST