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Kasganj violence: Youths demand death for Chandan’s killer, hold marches

The agitating youths said that since Chandan died on Republic day, he should be given the status of a martyr.

lucknow Updated: Feb 03, 2018 13:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Youths march in Lucknow on Friday to demand action against the killers of Chandan Gupta, who lost his life in Kasganj violence on Republic Day.
Youths march in Lucknow on Friday to demand action against the killers of Chandan Gupta, who lost his life in Kasganj violence on Republic Day.(PTI Photo)

Demanding death sentence for the killer of Kasganj youth Chandan Gupta, groups of youngsters took out flag marches in Lucknow and other parts of Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

Holding the national flag, resident doctors of King George Medical University (KGMU) and other professional students, associated with ‘Youth in Action’, took out a march from the gates of the varsity to Shaheed Smarak Gate in Lucknow.

Similar marches were carried out in Varanasi, Mau and Allahabad.

They demanded death sentence for Saleem Javed, the prime accused in the murder case of Abhishek Gupta alias Chandan Gupta, who was killed in firing during clashes between two groups at Kasganj near Agra on Republic Day.

The agitating youths said that since Chandan died on Republic day, he should be given the status of a martyr.

“We want early execution of Saleem Javed, the killer of Chandan,” said Dr Bhupendra Singh, senior resident doctor of KGMU.

He also demanded financial help for Chandan’s family and said the government should take stern measures to check the occurrences of such incidents in future.

In Mau district, the marchers were cane charged, in violation of the law, Singh said.

A few youths also blamed the lethargic approach of the police in the whole issue and blamed political parties for doing politics on the whole issue.

District administration denied giving permission for the march. “Strict action would be initiated against the protestors,” said Kaushal Raj Sharma, Lucknow district magistrate.

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