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Dalit Student Dies After Being Beaten with Bricks, Hockey Sticks in UP, Assault Video Goes Viral

A video of the assault, caught on CCTV cameras, went viral on social media leading to the arrest of one of the accused.

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Updated:February 12, 2018, 7:37 AM IST
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Dalit Student Dies After Being Beaten with Bricks, Hockey Sticks in UP, Assault Video Goes Viral
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New Delhi: A l26-year-old Dalit student died in hospital on Sunday two days after he was thrashed by a group with bricks and hockey sticks following an altercation outside a restaurant in Allahabad.

A video of the assault, caught on CCTV cameras, went viral on social media leading to the arrest of one of the accused.

PTI reported that Dileep, a law student, and two of his friends had on Friday came to a restaurant in Karnalganj when an altercation broke out with some people there. Soon after, they assaulted Dileep with sticks and bricks, leaving him grievously injured.

On the basis of a complaint lodged by Dileep's brother, an FIR was registered against three unidentified accused, SSP Akash Kulhari said.

The CCTV footage was examined and on that basis the prime accused was identified as Vijay Shankar Singh who is posted as a TTE with the Indian Railways, Kulhari said, adding that the
accused is still at large.

The restaurant owner Amit Upadhyay was arrested as he was familiar with the accused, Singh, and did not inform the police about the incident.

The body has been sent for post mortem and further probe into the matter is on, the senior official said.

With PTI inputs
| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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