New Delhi: Residents of Bisada village in Uttar Pradesh wrapped a national flag on the body of Ravin Sisodia, an accused in the Dadri lynching case who died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday, apparently due to dengue.
The villagers refused to allow cremation of Sisodia’s body.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, while Sisodia died of renal and respiratory failure, his family has alleged that he was beaten to death inside the jail.
Ravin Sisodia was jailed, along with 17 other youths, for allegedly lynching Mohammad Akhlaq and injuring his son Danish over allegations of slaughtering a cow and storing its meat in September last year.
“He did not die, he was killed. He was innocent. Akhlaq’s family had named him in the FIR as we are their neighbours,” said Ranveer Sisodia, father of the deceased.
The villagers have also demanded the arrest of Mohammad Akhlaq's brother, Jaan Mohammad, who has been named along with other members of his family in a case of alleged cow slaughter.
However, doctors at the Lok Nayak hospital said that the deceased had no injury marks on his body.
As the residents wrapped the tricolour around Sisodia’s body, the police said it would investigate whether any disrespect was shown to the national flag, and take legal action.
Additional forces have been deployed in the village, said police.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi also reached Bisada and addressed a crowd of over 500 people who were staging a protest demanding a compensation of Rs 1 crore for Ravin’s family and a government job for his wife.
“We will not tolerate this. The government has to ensure safety of the 14 other boys who are behind the bars. They should be shifted to a jail outside UP for trial,” Sadhvi Prachi was quoted as saying....