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Bajrang Dal worker killed in group clash, family stages protest

A Bajrang Dal worker was killed while two of his friends sustained severe injuries after two groups clashed in Centre Delhi’s Ranjit Nagar, police said on Sunday.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

A youth, said to be a Bajrang Dal worker, was killed while two of his friends sustained severe injuries when two groups clashed in Central Delhi’s Ranjit Nagar, the police said on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Nitesh. His family members staged a protest in Ranjit Nagar demanding justice, which led to traffic snarl.

More than 200 people assembled on the main road which worsened the traffic situation. The police personnel somehow convinced the family to clear the road so that traffic could be managed.

Extra police force, along with Rapid Action Force, has been deployed to avoid untoward incidents.

Nitesh’s family also alleged that he was killed as he was associated with the Bajrang Dal and the RSS.

BJP leader and Supreme Court Lawyer Prashant Umeao alleged on Twitter that Nitesh was killed because he was a Hindu and a Bajrang Dal worker.

However, police dismissed his claim and said that it was a fight between two groups and there was no communal angle in the matter.

A senior police official said that two groups clashed in Shadipur area on Friday. He said that Nitesh, Alok and Monty were in one group while three other young men were on another side.

“They had an argument which worsened and soon a fight ensued. Nitesh and Alok sustained severe injuries in the incident. Initially, the victims did not give any statement to the police. We lodged an FIR under Sections 308 and 34 of the IPC at Ranjit Nagar Police Station,” the official said.

A police team was formed and an investigation was taken up. Meanwhile, during treatment, victim Nitesh succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

Police have got the CCTV footage of the incident. The accused identified as Ufiza, Adnan and Abbas are on the run, the police said. Police said that Nitesh and Alok have criminal cases registered against them.