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CID releases Bhima Koregaon video clip showing four suspects killing Rahul Fatangale

Fatangale, the son of a poor farmer, was killed by a mob at Sanaswadi on January 1, after riots broke out in Koregaon Bhima during the bicentennial celebrations of a historic battle.

pune Updated: Jun 09, 2018 15:14 IST
Nadeem Inamdar
Nadeem Inamdar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Three arrests had already been made in connection with the case. (Reuters Representative photo )

The state criminal investigation department (CID) has released video footage and pictures of four suspects in the Rahul Fatangale murder case on Friday. Fatangale, the son of a poor farmer, was killed by a mob at Sanaswadi on January 1, after riots broke out in Koregaon Bhima during the bicentennial celebrations of a historic battle.

The gory video shows some youth attacking a person with stones and sticks and then moving away from the scene of the crime.

Addressing a press conference, Akkannouru Prasad, superintendent of police, CID, said the video clip clearly shows the four youngsters involved in the killing of Fatangale.

“The video has details of the four youngsters who beat and killed Fatangale. We don’t know the whereabouts of the youngsters who were involved in the murder,” he said, adding that three arrests had been made in connection with the case, taking the total number of accused to seven.

CID officials said that the video was given to them privately by individuals the CID is not willing to reveal at this point. They have appealed citizens to come forward with details, including names and addresses of the youngsters, and have assured strict confidentiality of identities.

A complaint against the suspects was registered at Shikrapur police station under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Bombay Police Act 1951.

Tejas Dhawade, Fatangale’s maternal cousin, during a recent media interaction, demanded speedy investigation and arrest of the all the other suspects involved in the murder of his brother. Tejas blamed the state government and intelligence agencies of failing to pre-empt the incident in the aftermath of the violence.

First Published: Jun 09, 2018 15:05 IST