‘Drunk’ Uttarakhand man lynched for entering temple | Dehradun News

RUDRAPUR: A person walked into a spiritual ceremony. One thing about his manner made these attending the Harinam Sankirtan consider he was drunk. Indignant outrage spilled over and a gaggle of males beat up the person mercilessly — as soon as contained in the temple and, once more, exterior the place he lay writhing in ache. Inside hours, he died.
Johnny Sagar, 29, lived in Rudrapur. “On Tuesday, round 2pm, my husband had left dwelling for some work and had gone to a temple within the space the place we stay. A spiritual ceremony was on,” his spouse Sudha Rani mentioned in a grievance to the police on Tuesday. A gaggle of males charged at him, accusing him of being drunk. “First, they beat him up contained in the pandal arrange for the ceremony. Then, they dragged him out and beat him up once more. He was badly injured.”
“The physique was despatched for an post-mortem on Wednesday. The report urged Sagar died of accidents. We’ve got initiated a probe and are inspecting the CCTV footage from contained in the temple premises as properly to determine the accused,” mentioned SHO of Rudrapur metropolis police station NN Pant. The postmortem report didn’t say he was intoxicated. SP (metropolis) Mamta Vohra added, “An FIR for homicide has been lodged in opposition to unidentified accused.”
In CCTV footage from a grocery retailer reverse the temple, a person might be seen dragging Johnny out of the pandal and thrashing him when he manages to take a seat up. Sagar managed to stroll away. However metres forward, he collapsed and lay unconscious for 2 hours. The boys who had overwhelmed him up had joined the prayers once more. Sudha obtained the CCTV footage and filed 4 clips with the police as proof.
After some time, onlookers seen he had stopped transferring. They referred to as an ambulance and somebody knowledgeable his household. He was taken to the Jawaharlal Nehru District Hospital in a vital state. He was declared useless on arrival by the medical doctors on the hospital.
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