Violence in Allahabad over Dalit student's killing; UP govt announces compensation

Angered over the killing of a Dalit student of Allahabad University, students on Monday went on a rampage, setting fire to a bus.

Violence in Allahabad over Dalit student's killing; UP govt announces compensation
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Allahabad: Angered over the killing of a Dalit student of Allahabad University, students on Monday went on a rampage, setting fire to a bus. The angry students also laid siege to the house of District Magistrate Suhas LY, police said. 

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia to the family of the deceased student. 

Brutally assaulted by four men, Dalit student Dilip Saroj died on Sunday night after slipping into a coma. He was attacked outside a restaurant in Colonelganj on Friday night. 

A waiter at the restaurant, Munna Singh Chauhan, has been arrested and two policemen have been suspended. 

Angry varsity students aligned to the Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha (SYS) and the All India Students Association (AISA) took out a protest march on Monday and raised anti-government and anti-police slogans.

Demanding immediate arrest of the culprits, the students also sought adequate compensation for the deceased student`s family. 

Saroj was an LLB 2nd-year student and hailed from Pratapgarh.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati slammed the Chief Minister for the killing of the Dalit student. 

In a statement, she said the atmosphere in the country and the state had become "vicious and violent" due to the politics pursued by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

(With PTI and ANI inputs)

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