Law student mercilessly beaten up in Allahabad; dies after assault

A second-year LLB student of Allahabad Degree College succumbed to injuries on Sunday morning, two days after he was brutally beaten up by a group of youths following an argument outside a restaurant in Colonelganj police station area. Using CCTV footage, police have identified the main accused and detained two others, including the restaurant owner, for questioning.

The matter came to light after some videos, reportedly of the same incident, surfaced on social media. One such video, reportedly shot by a passerby, shows two people beating the youth with an iron rod and bricks, while some others are seen trying to stop them.

Twenty-six-year-old Dileep, a second-year LLB student, had reportedly gone to a restaurant for a meal in Karnalganj along with two friends on Friday. An altercation broke out between Dileep and few persons, outside the eatery. The men soon started assaulting Dileep with bricks and sticks, leaving him seriously injured.

On the basis of a complaint lodged by Dileep’s brother, an FIR was registered against three unidentified accused, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Akash Kulhari said. Based on the footage, the cops have arrested one accused. The prime accused was identified as Vijay Shankar Singh who is posted as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) with the Indian Railways, Kulhari said, adding that the accused is still at large.


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