A compensation of Rs 2 Lakhs has been announced by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the 23rd of March’ 2022, for the family of the Muslim youth who was allegedly killed for celebrating the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory towards the recent Assembly elections in Kushinagar. The Victim, named Babar, suffered serious injuries and died on March 25 during treatment, stated the police.
The Chief Minister has also issued directions to the concerned officers for carrying out a judicious intervention in this regard. Dayashankar Singh, State Cabinet Minister, said, "Yogi Government has established a law and order situation in the state. It is a matter of investigation and the Police will find the accused very soon,"
Meanwhile, two suspects have been arrested for killing the Muslim youth, said the police.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate Varun Kumar Pandey said that no action was taken, despite the victim complaining about death threats. "We were informed that the victim had complained about death threats, but no action was taken then. An FIR has been registered. We are investigating the matter," he added.
"A case was registered on March 21 in which a person suffered serious injuries and died on March 25th during treatment. Two accused have been arrested and sent to jail. The accused and the victim both were from the same community," said Sandeep Verma, DSP Khadda, Kushinagar.