Prime accused in Dalit student s murder arrested (Lead)
Lucknow Feb 14 (IANS) The prime accused in the horrific murder of a Dalit law student in Allahabad was arrested on Wednesday from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh police said.
Vijay Shankar was taken into custody from the house of Chandra Bhadra Singh a political activist. After a scuffle over a trivial issue at an eatery last week Dileep Saroj was brutally assaulted by four men led by Singh. The 26-year-old LLB student had gone into a coma and later died. The killing had been filmed by a passerby and the clip went viral leading to outrage. His autopsy showed 30 injuries on his body including several fractures. Students of Allahabad university went on a rampage after Saroj s death. The Uttar Pradesh government after facing much flak announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the family of the student. --IANS team/mr/soni