Shahjahanpur journalist murder: Family protest enters third day, no arrests made so far

The family members of Shahjahanpur-based journalist Jagendra Singh

New Delhi, June 16: The family members of Shahjahanpur-based journalist Jagendra Singh, who was allegedly killed by state minister Rammurti Singh Verma’s henchmen and some police officials, have been sitting on protest for three days now.

Demanding a CBI inquiry into the case, Singh’s wife fainted while protesting.

“She has not had food. Her blood pressure is low and there is weakness. She has been undergoing treatment for depression as well,” Dr KK Verma, who is treating her, said.

According to reports, Singh’s wife has refused hospitalisation and is being treated at the protest site.

Jagendra Singh, who was reportedly set ablaze by the UP minister`s henchmen on June 1, succumbed to his burn injuries in a Lucknow hospital a week later.

The Shahjahanpur Police later registered a criminal FIR against eight persons, including the minister, in connection with the case.

The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended five policemen for their alleged role in the killing, but no arrests have been made so far.

(With Agency Inputs)

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