Homeguard detained as tension prevails in village
Tension continued to prevail in the area on Sunday with residents resisting the entry of visitors. Police said the constable was detained after a temple priest stated that the <g data-gr-id="33">homeguard</g> had allegedly forced him to make an announcement about a Muslim family allegedly consuming beef.
Following the announcement, victim <g data-gr-id="26">Aqlakh</g> (50) was dragged out of his house and killed on a street in the village. His 22-year-old son Danish suffered two brain surgeries and is battling for life in a hospital.
The police had on Saturday apprehended two persons – Vishal and Shivam – for allegedly forcibly getting the announcement made by the temple priest. One of them was reported to be the son of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.
However, BJP leader Harish Thakur denied that the father of the accused was a BJP office-bearer and said he may be a BJP supporter.
The village, meanwhile, witnessed several protests in the day as residents took to streets to protest against the arrest of the two and resisted the entry of media personnel and policemen.
District Magistrate NP Singh has written to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to provide women police force at <g data-gr-id="30">Bisada</g> village as women in the area were causing law and order problems.
The District Magistrate has directed that nobody should be allowed to meet the victim’s family, without their permission. “If they do not want to meet a visitor, they should not be allowed to go to <g data-gr-id="34">the their</g> house,” he said.
The District Magistrate also directed that surveillance should be kept on all visitors and ensure that anti-social elements do not gain entry and disturb the peace. He has also appealed to the media to exercise self-restraint in the matter so that communal harmony is not disturbed.