Dalit student death case: “Main accused arrested,” confirms ADG

Allahabad: ADG Allahabad zone, S. N. Sabat informed that the main accused has been arrested in the killing of a Dalit student Dilip Saroj here. He confirmed that the main accused in the Dalit law student death case has been arrested. The accused has been identified as Vijay Shankar, who is a Train Ticket Examiner.

Sabat while talking to a news agency said,”We have arrested the main accused Vijay Shankar in Dileep Saroj death case.”. Three accused were already arrested in connection with the same case.

On February 11, 26-year-old Saroj was thrashed by a group of people during an argument in Katra Bazar. Later he succumbed to his injuries. Police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed around Allahabad University campus. Following that, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday announced Rs. 20 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of Saroj.

Massive protests have been carried out by students in several cities of UP including the capital. Lucknow University students raised their voice against the killing of Dalit student.