30, Jun 2015
Ishita Mishra, TNN | Jul 30, 2015, 10.26PM IST
AGRA: Police in Mathura have lodged FIRs against 100 men under section 302 (murder) after self-styled vigilantes stormed a police post in Farah block and dragged away a Dalit youth accused of raping and killing a minor girl. The police report on Wednesday claimed that the mob took away the accused from inside the lockup while cops couldn’t gather courage to confront the agitated men. Four policemen have been suspended for laxity even as another boy, who had also been beaten up, is struggling for life in a hospital in Agra.
According to the police, tension prevailed in Parkham village of Mathura after the incident as upper caste villagers stopped the movement of trains on Mathura-Achnera route while Dalits demanded arrest of the men responsible for lynching of the youth.
Inspector general of police, Agra zone, DC Mishra told TOI that the cops on duty had claimed on Tuesday that the mob took away the rape accused while they were bringing him to Parkham police post. A detailed report of the incident prepared by senior officials, however, revealed that the mob actually dragged away the youth from inside the police post.
“The eyewitnesses revealed that the cops at the Parkham police post didn’t attempt to stop the mob even once. Later, the cops just reached the spot where the boys were found lying in an unconscious state. Four cops have been suspended for laxity. An inquiry has also been set up into the matter,” Mishra said.