Officials at the Sumerpur PHC, however, confirmed to The Indian Express that the purported “medical registration slip” in the name of Shubham Trivedi is “fake” and that no patient by that name was admitted to the hospital on those dates.
While the 23-year-old’s body reached her village in Unnao on Saturday night from Delhi, the burial was delayed as the family waited for the victim’s elder sister to arrive from Pune, and demanded that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meet them.
“My only demand is that my daughter’s killers should be chased and shot dead, like it happened in Hyderabad,” he said. “They should not come out of jail. I want them dead... Only then will her soul find peace.
The Anti-Terrorism Squad, which has been asked to help the Lucknow police in its investigation, has found that similar threat letters have been sent to Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu and Chief Minister Raghubar Das.
The students of SVDV who opposed the appointment of Khan had said on multiple occasions that they did not find a Muslim fit to teach them about Sanatan Dharma and Karmkaand, as he was not connected with their culture.
Having joined as Assistant Professor at Banaras Hindu University’s Sanskrit Vidya Dharam Vigyan (SVDV) 11 days ago, Firoze Khan, a doctorate in Sanskrit, has gone hiding for the past few days, switching off his mobile phone too.
In the recording, Swati Singh, Minister of State for Women’s Welfare, Child Development & Nutrition, purportedly questions DSP Beenu Singh, posted as circle officer (CO) of Lucknow’s Cantonment area, for lodging an FIR against Ansal Developers
The latest arrest comes hours after the BJP government in the state removed Power Secretary and Managing Director of UPPCL, Aparna U, and replaced her with M Devraj, who has returned from central deputation.
Saying Ayodhya holds a significant place for sanatan dharam followers, Adityanath said, “Where else can we find a state with such cultural and religious richness? Ayodhya has to get due recognition. This Deepotsav programme is a step in that direction.”
Samajwadi Party’s candidate, Gaurav Kumar Rawat, had joined the party two years ago and will be making his electoral debut. He owns a petrol pump in the district. According to SP district chief Aijaz Ahmad, Gaurav is considered close to party veteran Beni Prasad Verma.
Asked if Pushpendra posed enough of a threat to be killed in an encounter, police said, “The question that should be asked is whether the use of force was lawful or not and that is exactly what is being investigated.”