UP: Student beaten to death after minor argument

Police has also identified Vijay Shankar a travelling ticket examiner with the Railways as one of the attackers

Shocking! 26-year-old law student beaten to death in UP's Allahabad

Students on campus had pelted a state roadways bus with stones before torching it. Saroj, a Dalit and a resident of Pratapgarh district, was allegedly beaten to death after he got into an argument with a group of youths from the university outside a restaurant on February 9. The man slipped into a coma and died at a hospital this morning. He was attacked outside a restaurant in Colonelganj on Friday night.

Irate protesters, mostly students took to streets on Monday and resorted to arson in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh to protest the killing of a 26-year-Dalit man, police said.

Police have arrested a few persons including a waiter of the restaurant.

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

The matter came to light after a video of the incident was circulated on social media.

Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh, a legislator from Allahabad and spokesman for the Uttar Pradesh government, refused to comment.

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said on Monday that the student's death was the result of narrow and casteist politics.

He said in just 10 months of Bharatiya Janata Party's rule in the state, "jungle rule" could be seen. While police was busy in shooting innocent people in encounters, criminals were killing people, he added. Alleging that BJP ministers were not following law and were using unparliamentary language against the opposition, he said, "this is threat to democracy".

The twin murder of a mother and son in Meerut, the brutal assault on a milkman in Bulandshahr, the fake encounter by police in Noida, triple murders in Bareilly and the murder of a trader in Allahabad had proved beyond doubt that all talk of peace and prosperity in the state was a farce. "Who will invest?" Akhilesh Yadav asked.

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