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Six cops charged with murder of Kanpur-based businessman

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In the death case of the 38-year-old property dealer from Kanpur, a case of murder has been registered against six policemen, as per officials. The Kanpur-based businessman Manish Gupta died after he was allegedly assaulted by policemen who entered his hotel room in Gorakhpur in the early hours of Tuesday claiming to be looking for criminals.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath spoke to the victim’s wife, Meenakshi Gupta, and extended his condolences. Meanwhile, the state government has announced Rs 10 lakh as financial assistance for the family. Property dealer Manish Gupta had died under suspicious circumstances inside a hotel in the Ramgarhtal area.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police, Gorakhpur, a case under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the six suspended policemen and a hunt has been launched to nab them. The suspended policemen went missing after the incident.

“Prima facie in this case, we had suspended six policemen. Now, on the basis of a complaint by the deceased’s family, we have filed a case against six policemen,” Gorakhpur SSP Vipin Tada told reporters.

The wife of the deceased, Meenakshi Gupta alleged that her husband died due to a police beating. Police claim otherwise. According to the police, that the businessman fell on the ground and died due to the head injury that he sustained. Family members in Kanpur have refused to hold any cremation till the accused were arrested.

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Courtesy – www.dnaindia.com

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