Bulandshahr violence: Youth's family agrees for last rites after compensation
After initial protests, the family of a youth who died during the mob violence over alleged illegal cow slaughter here agreed to conduct his last rites as the district administration announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh.
After initial protests, the family agreed to move for last rites around 5.30 pm when the district administration announced Rs 5 lakh compensation, Bulandshahr Additional District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Mishra said.
The MP said, "The district administration will send the recommendation the day after tomorrow and he and the MLA will make efforts to ensure the family's demands are met by the government."
Sumit was also named as one of the accused in the FIR registered early this morning.
"We have also asked the police to remove his name from the FIR and register a second FIR by the deceased family under IPC section 302 (murder)," Bhola Singh said.
Sumit's neighbour claimed he had gone to a bus stand near the incident site to drop a friend when he got caught up in the violence on Monday and suffered gunshot injury.
"We are on the protest. We will not cremate the body until the government gives us a written assurance that it would grant us Rs 50 lakh compensation, pension and a job in the police department to Sumit's elder brother Vineet," Amarjeet Kumar had told reporters in the afternoon.
Vineet alleged delay in the post-mortem leading to a delay in bringing the body to the home.
(With inputs from agencies.)