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Family of Kasganj violence victim gets death threats

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Security has been increased outside residence of Kasganj clashes victim Chandan Gupta after his father Sushil Gupta said 'the family was receiving death threats'.

    Days after 22-year-old Chandan Gupta died of gunshot wounds during the communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj, his father, Sushil Gupta, has alleged that he and his family are under threat. The father's allegations come just a day after the main accused in the murder of Chandan Gupta was arrested on 31 January.

    Family of Kasganj violence victim gets death threats

    Saleem, and his two brothers, Naseem and Waseem, were accused of killing the 22-year-old college student, police officials had said. Asked about Saleem's age, police officials had said he was below 30 years.

    Meanwhile, the UP government has submitted a report on the incidents in Kasganj to the Union Home Ministry conveying that the police were probing the violence and whether it was pre-planned, an official said, PTI reported.

    The clashes broke out in Kasganj on Republic Day after stones were reportedly pelted on the motorcycle rally taken out by VHP and ABPV volunteers as part of celebrations.

    The next day miscreants damaged at least three shops and torched a few other commercial establishments on the second day of violence in Kasganj city after a young boy was killed in clashes following pelting of stones on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate the Republic Day.

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