LUCKNOW: Another accused have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of the Dalit Law student who was beaten to death by a group of men outside a restaurant in Allahabad.
Three accused have been apprehended so far, however, the prime accused is still at large.
3 accused arrested. Main accused yet to be arrested. He'll be arrested soon. Strict action to be taken against those responsible: Praveen Kumar, DIG (Law & order) on death of LLB student Dileep Saroj who was thrashed by group of people during an argument in Katra Bazar, Allahabad pic.twitter.com/VrjB7gb0H3
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Identified as Vijay Shankar Singh, the prime accused is posted as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) with the Indian Railways.
DIG (Law and order) Praveen Kumar have assured that strict action will be taken against those who are responsible for the killing.
"Three accused arrested. Main accused yet to be arrested. He will be arrested soon. Strict action to be taken against those responsible," Kumar said.
On Friday, the 26-year-old had reportedly gone to a restaurant for a meal in Karnalganj along with two friends. An altercation broke out between Dileep and few persons, outside the eatery.
The men soon started assaulting Dileep with bricks and sticks, leaving him seriously injured. Two days later, he succumbed to his injuries.
The CCTV footage of the incident later went viral on social media.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by Dileep's brother, an FIR was registered against three unidentified accused, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Akash Kulhari had said.
Restaurant owner Amit Upadhyay, who's familiar with the main accused, has also been arrested. He had failed to inform the police about the incident, said the authorities.
The body has been sent for post-mortem and further probe into the matter is on, the senior official had said.
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya handed over a compensation amount of Rs 20 lakh to the family of the student.