When the woman’s husband and in-laws could not get in touch with her on Tuesday, they asked a relative to pay them a visit. The relative found a padlock on the door, and a foul smell coming from inside, following which police were called.
Police said the woman had last spoken to her husband around 7.30 pm on Monday. According to CCTV footage from the building, the woman and her two children went out on Monday evening and returned around 8.30 pm.
While one constable sustained a bullet injury, five others received minor injuries, police said. “The police vehicles were on one side of a pond, where the mob had gathered.People objected to someone being arrested."
Unlike the preceding campaigns in Khoda Colony, which were centred around the murder of a local BJP leader, allegedly at the behest of a former MLA, issues such as sanitation, water and electricity supply, law and order were on voters’ minds.
With municipal elections taking place for the first time in two areas — Mathura-Vrindavan and Ayodhya — Adityanath’s spoke about his government’s efforts to uphold “Indian culture” and the “traditions of India”.
Police said the message on the wall next to the staircase in the building, where the body was dumped, read: “A burden on earth, I am mad”... “My name is Raji... I do what I wish to do, not me, my brain.”
Ahead of the assembly polls in the state this year, Yadav had changed his political affiliation from the Samajwadi Party to the BJP. While Yadav’s family hails from Behlolpur village in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, he lived in Ghaziabad.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, said: “The BJP leader, Shiv Kumar Yadav, was in the car along with his driver and a private gunner. Yadav and his driver, Balli (40), suffered multiple gunshot injuries and died enroute to Fortis Hospital."
It highlighted that the district office of the UP Pollution Control Board had on October 28 sent a notice to the builder, stating that during an inspection, it was noticed that arrangements such as water sprinklers and sheets to control dust emission were not present.
While the Supreme Court had called the resolution “absolutely erroneous”, the bus conductor’s family, on Wednesday, asked if those lawyers would pass a similar resolution against the Class XI student accused.
A senior officer at Dasna Jail said, “They came to know about it after they saw the news on TV. They were in their respective barracks at the time. As the news came out, they were in tears and said justice has finally been served."
“In Shamli Hon CM has ordered an inquiry by the commissioner of Saharanpur and directed the DM and all local officers to provide all possible help to the affected children,” said Avanish Awasthi, principal secretary, Information department, UP.
City residents, too, appeared split on the court order. While a large section insisted that the ban would give a “cleaner future” to the children, others called the decision drastic, recalling how Diwali and bursting crackers go hand-in-hand.
The incident, believed to be a 'show of strength' on the occasion of Dussehra, has led to tension in Masuri, which has a large population of Muslims and where communal clashes five years ago had led to six deaths.