Allahabad Witnesses Violence Over Law Student's Murder, Bus Set on Fire

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The Dalit man - Dilip Saroj who was pursuing law at the Allahabad University, was beaten to death with bricks, hockey stick and iron rod at a restaurant by a group of men on Friday. It went viral on social media networking sites. He succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

The former Chief Minister said the daylight brutal killing of law student Dilip Saroj outside a restaurant in Allahabad had proved that criminals had no fear of law.

Police said that one of the accused in the murder, a waiter at the restaurant, has been arrested, while a hunt was on to nab three others, one of whom is a railway employee. Saroj and his friends acted violently and beat them with chairs to which the other men retaliated with an iron rod.

The murder was caught on mobile phone camera by a passerby. However the main accused is evading police arrest and has gone into hiding.

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Meanwhile, Allahabad SSP Akash Kulhary has suspended three policemen on charges of dereliction of duties.Kulhary said several police teams have been formed to nab the accused. Visuals also showed some people taking a badly injured Dilip to hospital.

The video also shows a man in a brown leather jacket, reportedly the owner of the restaurant who is trying to pull the attackers away from the boy but to no avail.

According to the police, the argument that ended in murder started when Dilip and his friends were sitting on the stairs outside the restaurant, waiting for their order. He said, "We had gone for dinner at Kalika restaurant". Dilip's friends managed to escape. The police also identified Vijay Shankar, a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) as one of the attackers. We followed them to the restaurant to confront them which is when they started beating us.

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