The Indian Express reported Wednesday that Sajid and three others — Sarfuddin, Asif and Nanhe — arrested on charges of cow slaughter a day after the mob violence were given a clean chit by the police and are expected to be released soon.
An FIR had been registered against the school owner, Amit Bhati, his relative Sumit Bhati, and the driver of the construction vehicle under IPC sections 304 (punishment for culpable homicide), 338 (causing grievous hurt) and sections of the JJ Act.
While the administration report on the legalities of construction is pending, villagers have alleged irregularities. “The school is situated at a much lower platform .. The wall that collapsed was also made of sand. It was already weak,” alleged a resident.
According to police, around 15 students were sitting next to the school wall taking an examination. A construction vehicle was moving piles of sand which, police said, weakened the wall’s structure, thereby aiding its collapse.
Rahul Awasthi, Radhika Kaushik’s colleague from Zee Rajasthan, was at her home when she fell off the balcony, around 3.30 am Friday. The woman’s family had accused Awasthi of pushing her off the balcony.
Police said they will recreate the crime scene with the forensic team's help. Call records of the woman and Awasthi, as well as the post-mortem report, will serve as crucial pieces of evidence, police said.
As for involvement in the murder of SHO Subodh Kumar Singh, in which the absconding Yogeshraj is accused number 1, Lok Sabha member from Bulandshahr, Bhola Ram, said, “We can only make a decisive call when all facts of the incident are out.”
While Bajrang Dal member Yogesh Raj, on whose complaint an FIR was lodged, claimed he and his associates saw “seven people slaughtering cows”, the neighbour of the man on whose field the “carcasses” were found said farm workers had first flagged them.
On Thursday morning, around 300 employees of Hipad Technology, the manufacturer for Chinese phone companies Xiaomi and Oppo, were not allowed to punch in their attendance or enter work premises. They alleged that the company had sent them on “forced leave” as there were no new consignments.
The blackbuck belongs to the antelope family and is listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Hunting and poaching blackbucks is a non-bailable offence and can invite a jail term of up to six years.
According to police, the child kidnapping rumour spread through “word of mouth, and soon people gathered outside the homes of the foreign nationals”. Police did not disclose their identities due to safety reasons.