Dadri lynching: Eight of 11 named in FIR, detained are relatives of BJP worker

Seven of the 10 youths named in the FIR into the mob attack on Mohammad Akhlaq’s house in Bisara village, belong to the family of district BJP worker Sanjay Ran.

Written by Manish Sahu , Aditi Vatsa , Abhishek Angad | Lucknow | Updated: October 5, 2015 11:12 am
Dadri lynching, dadri killing, BJP, Dadri beef row, dadri man lynching, dadri beef man killing, beef ban, Mahesh Sharma, dadri beef ban lynching, dadri beef rumor killing, india news, nation news Relatives mourn the death of farmer Mohammad Akhlaq at his home in Bisara village on Wednesday. Villagers allegedly beat Akhlaq to death and severely injured his son upon hearing rumors that the family was eating beef. (Source: PTI Photo)

Seven of the 10 youths named in the FIR into the mob attack on Mohammad Akhlaq’s house in Bisara village, leaving him dead and his son Danish seriously injured, belong to the family of district BJP worker Sanjay Rana. That includes his son Vishal.

All residents of Bisara village in Gautam Budh Nagar district, the 10, who are between the ages of 18 and 24, have no criminal background.

READ: In Dadri, Muzaffarnagar-accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som warns: ‘Befitting reply if innocents framed’

A Home Guard constable detained in connection with the lynching, Vinay, is also related to Sanjay Rana.

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Rana confirmed that apart from Vishal, Saurabh, Gaurav, Sandeep, Shivam, Sachin and Vivek are from his family. The other three, Rupendra, Hari Om and Shri Om, he said, are their neighbours. Sachin and Hari Om are still absconding.

READ: Akhlaq’s family meets UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, hears Som speech soon after

Circle Officer, Noida, Anurag Singh said, the list of 10 includes three sets of brothers — Saurav and Gaurav, Vivek and Sachin, and Shri Om and Hari Om.

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On Sunday, Vishal and Shivam, who were named by Akhkaq’s wife in the FIR, were remanded to judicial custody.

Bisara village pradhan Sanjeev Rana said the 10, all from the “Thakur community”, lived near each other. He said the attack surprised them as it was the first such incident in the village.

While Sanjay Rana claimed that his relatives were named because he had a heated argument with police, who had reached the spot of the lynching late, Shivam’s father Mukesh said he had no idea why his son and nephews had been arrested.

The Home Guard constable’s father, Om Mahesh, who confirmed that “Sanjay Rana is my cousin”, denied Vinay was involved in the lynching. On September 29, when the incident happened, Vinay was at home, Om Mahesh said. “We rushed to the spot when we heard about the incident. Both of us helped police put Akhlaq in the car so that he could be taken to hospital.”

Claiming that police officials were not aware Vinay worked for UP Home Guard, Om Mahesh said, “I told them he was on PCR duty. Police were shocked to know my son was working for Home Guard.”

Om Mahesh said that the fear of getting picked up had forced several young men to leave the village, including his younger son. “When he called me to inform he was leaving, I could not stop him. What option do we have?”

Om Mahesh also said that while Sanjay Rana “was not a BJP leader, he has been a BJP supporter for a long time”.

The 10 accused:
* Vishal (20): Son of BJP leader Sanjay Rana. He dropped out of school after Class XII, reportedly due to ill-health, and now works at an advertising agency run by his brother-in-law in Okhla, Delhi. Vishal has a brother and two sisters.

* Brothers Vivek (22) and Sachin (20): They help father Om Kumar in his business of repair of electricity appliances. They have two sisters, who are married.

* Brothers Shri Om (20) and Hari Om (23): Both work in a private factory. Hari Om is married. Their father Rajaram died a few years back. Their sister is married.

* Brothers Saurabh (21) and Gaurav (22): Their father Dheeraj Singh is a contractor. Saurabh has completed a Basic Training Certificate course and was looking for a job while Gaurav has completed graduation and recently took admission in law. Their sister is married.

* Shivam (19): The son of Mukesh, a farmer, he is a second-year Bachelor’s of Medical Lab Technology student. He has an elder brother and a married sister.

* Sandeep (18): He has completed intermediate. His father Omveer works as an accountant at a brick kiln. Sandeep has two sisters and a younger brother.

* Rupendra (23): A graduate student, his father Pramood is a retired Armyman who now works as a guard. He has one brother.

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    Sabir
    Nov 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm
    Sanjay Rana will get BJP tickrt and will certainly win.
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      Hgg
      Oct 5, 2015 at 6:42 am
      If a Muslim mob kill a Hindu like this, by now they would have been termed as terrorists.
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        Manjhi
        Oct 5, 2015 at 11:43 am
        Sorry India, i shud not hv voted for BJP. Maun Modi is 100 times worse than MMS and good only for Showbaazi. Nothing else.
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          Mohansmj
          Oct 5, 2015 at 11:08 am
          Terrorist PM, Terrorist Party, making India look like Terrorists.
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            Raje
            Oct 5, 2015 at 2:42 pm
            Then how can you so sure that BJP or RSS did it? BJP has enough enemies in the form of SICKULAR parties, who will do anything to bring bad name to BJP
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            Roshan
            Oct 5, 2015 at 7:31 am
            It is nothing to do with Modi. But as PM at least I expect tweet from him that taking law into own hands will not be tolerated. We all want swacch bharat in each and every aspect
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              george
              Oct 5, 2015 at 11:35 am
              All of a sudden, the corrupt congress rule looks far better than evil BJP rule.. The country of the size of India can tolerate corruption but definitely not communal lynching. After, there are laws and mechanism in place to define what is corruption and culprits will be caught today or tomorrow. The same thing is not true for hate crimes. Most of them go unpunished.
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                Anuj Kapoor
                Oct 5, 2015 at 4:31 pm
                Reading the article and then the comments hereunder I am increasingly getting convinced that this conspiracy has been hatched to effect the Bihar electorate. No one is asking simple question like 1 Does homeguard that started the rumour worked for state government or not 2 Sanjay Rana ... portra here as main accused is a BJP worker or Leader or merely a sympathiser as these words have been used interchangeably by the reporter as if their meanings are same. 3 Has the reporter or the journalist done this with intent or merely because his English is poor .
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