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Murder in BHU: Third accused nabbed by cops


VARANASI: Lanka police on Friday arrested Rupesh Singh, accused within the killing of expelled pupil Gaurav Singh on Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus on April 2. He used to be produced prior to court and despatched to prison.

A pistol used within the killing used to be additionally recovered from the ownership of Rupesh.


With Rupesh’s arrest, the overall number of accused arrested within the case has gone up to 3.

Earlier, on Thursday two primary accused — Kumar Mangalam Singh of Faizabad and Ashutosh Tripathi of Banda — had been arrested by means of the Lanka police close to Lautubir temple on NH-2. A foreign-made knife used to be additionally recovered from them.

SP (City) Dinesh Kumar Singh said Rupesh had suffered severe accidents when Gaurav’s supporters had brutally overwhelmed him at Trauma Centre after Gaurav’s murder on April 2. Rupesh used to be admitted to DDU district medical institution for remedy of the wounds he suffered within the assault. After Gaurav’s father made him an accused within the FIR lodged by means of Lanka police in this connection, police had taken him beneath custody and he used to be being handled at the medical institution beneath police custody.


The SP said that after situation of Rupesh progressed, Lanka police officers arrested him and on his tip off they also recovered a pistol used in killing Gaurav.


He said that raids to nab the fourth accused, Vinay, and two unidentified shooters had been continuing. Police had been additionally investigating the function of BHU leader proctor Royana Singh, who used to be made accused for conspiring the killing of Gaurav by means of his father, said police.


On April 2 night time, Gaurav used to be shot more than one instances out of doors Birla C hostel. He succumbed to bullet accidents at BHU’s Trauma Centre at the identical night time. Gaurav’s father had lodged an FIR towards 5 recognized and two unidentified individuals.


The BHU leader proctor had additionally been made an accused within the case.


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