A shocking video has turned up that shows a 26-year-old law student in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad being beaten by a group of men repeatedly with a hockey stick, broken pipe and bricks outside a restaurant.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml3oZ7YpBMs
The victim slipped into a coma subsequently and died in a hospital next morning.
The police have said that a waiter of the restaurant has been arrested, and the search for others involved is ongoing.
The video has been reportedly shot by a passerby and shows the victim, Dilip Saroj, lying unconscious on the steps of the restaurant where he was beaten up.
The men assaulting him seemed drunk but none of the passers-by seemed to have intervened. The person filming also failed to call the police.
The owner of the restaurant is however seen in the video trying to stop the attackers by pushing the men aside but fails. He along, with others, later took Dilip to the hospital on a motorcycle.
FIR Filed Based On Brother’s Complaint
A First Information Report ( FIR) has been filed based on a complaint filed by Dilip’s brother.
The police say that, Dilip, who was living in Allahabad in a rented house, had stepped out for dinner with two friends when they got into an argument with some people which soon turned violent. While Dilip’s friends managed to escape, he could not.
One of Dilip’s friends and an eyewitness, Prakash Singh said that they had been sitting on the stairs leading to the restaurant after dinner when three people came and pushed and abused them. When Dilip and his friends went to confront them, the three started attacking them.
The violent attack was captured in the CCTV camera inside the restaurant.
The police stated that one of the waiters working at the restaurant Munna Chauhan, had hit Dilip with a rod on the head but later helped take him to the hospital. It is not yet known why he had attacked Dilip.
Sukriti Madhav, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Allahabad said that although the attackers can be seen in the CCTV footage, with the exception of the main accused, Vijay Shankar Singh, who is said to be employed with the Indian Railways, no one else has yet been identified. He stated that special teams have been formed to arrest the accused.