Before his death, the victim claimed that he refused to chant 'Jai Shri Ram.' The assailants poured kerosene on him and set him ablaze
Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath boasts of good governance in the state, but the ground reality is different. Just a few days ago, a Muslim student was burnt alive by unidentified people.
This incident was reported from the Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh, near Varanasi. A ninth class student named Ansari was on a Sunday morning walk on Dudhi bridge. He was accosted by four people with their faces covered, who asked him to chant 'Jai Shri Ram/.' When he refused, one of them poured kerosene on him. They set the boy on fire and fled.
The boy ran towards home to try and save himself; after seeing that he was burnt, some people informed the police. The police admitted the boy to the district hospital for treatment. Due to nearly 80% burns, he died this morning (Tuesday) at Kabirchora Hospital.
Before the death, the victim claimed that he refused to say 'Jai Shri Ram' and was set on fire. The district Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Singh however denied the allegations of the boy and said that he changed his statement thrice.
The Superintendent of Police said, "When the police took the statement of the boy in the district hospital, he gave a contradictory statement. He made separate statements to different people, it appears that he was changing his statement repeatedly on someone's behalf." He said that the police is investigating the CCTV footage to figure out the crime.