The National Human Rights Commission has sent a notice to the government of Uttar Pradesh about an incident where a man named Rajendra alias Manu (28) has been lynched by a mob when he was in a police van in Shamil district. The state chief secretary and director general of police (DGP) was asked to make a report by the National Human Rights Commission.
The report should include all the relevant facts of this incident and should be submitted within four weeks. The commission took suo motu cognisance over the matter. The Commission stated that “there cannot be any denial that it was the solemn duty of the police personnel to keep the arrested man in safe custody so that he could not be denied his infallible right to get justice in accordance with law”. A video of this incident went viral on various social media platforms. A man slapped the victim brutally and then pulled him out from the van according to Commission. His family also claimed that six villagers attacked him and tried to kill him by their lathis. He was severely injured. the Shamli superintendent of police (SP) stated that the man did not expired in the police custody.
At first he tried to ran away from the police van and then was beaten up by the mob and expired after 2 hours due to his injuries. Victim’s brother filed a FIR under various Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including 302 (murder) and 148 (rioting with armed weapons) was lodged at the Jhinjhana police station. One of those six villagers has been arrested according to the Commission.