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Journalist beaten to death in Uttar Pradesh; 2 arrested


Saharanpur: Uttar Pradesh police arrested two people on Thursday for allegedly beating a journalist to death after a road rage incident in Saharanpur, on Wednesday evening. The victim has been identified as Sudhir Saini while the two accused held by the police have been identified as Jahangir and Farman.

According to the police, the journalist who was on a motorbike overtook the car in which three persons were seated. Enraged by this, the three men allegedly thrashed the journalist. ‘The victim, a resident of Chilkana and a reporter, was coming towards Saharanpur on his motorcycle and overtook an Alto Car in which three persons were seated. There was a fight over overtaking. The victim was thrashed by the three men, causing serious injury’, Saharanpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajesh Kumar said.

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‘The victim was taken to the nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The occupants of the car fled from the spot. We have arrested two accused, further legal action is being ensured’, the SP added. He further said that a case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the Sikri police station of Saharanpur.

Taking cognizance of the incident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has sought a report from the district administration and has issued instructions to take the strictest action against the accused persons, informed the Chief Minister’s Office.


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