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Two arrested in BSP worker Gopi Paria murder case

Swati Sharma | Meerut |

Cracking down on the accused in the BSP worker Gopi Paria murder case Police have arrested two of them – Manoj and Kapil Gujar – on Thursday while the hunt is on to arrest rest of the named in the FIR.

In village Shobhapur, which was hit by violence during the dalit protest on Monday, Gopi , a BSP worker was shot on Wednesday evening. Later, he succumbed to his injuries. In his statement, Gopi had revealed names of Manoj, Kapil, Pappu Gurjar and one more who had attacked him. An FIR was registered and police swung into action.

Confirming the arrest SP city Maan Singh Chauhan said that, “Two main accused in the case Manoj and Kapil have been arrested and raids are ongoing to arrest other accused”.  According to SP city Gopi has been killed  by the accused in view of the old rivalry . Three years before the deceased had a tussle with the accused who decided to settle scores with him on Wednesday.


Gopi received a phone call on Wednesday evening and came out of his house. He was attacked near village temple and his attackers pumped at least half a dozen bullets in his body. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries late in the night.

SSP Manzil Saini and other cops rushed to the spot to control any unforeseen situation in view of the tension. Later Gopi’s post-mortem was performed in the night.

Additional force including Rapid Action Force ( RAF) have been deployed in the village in order to prevent any possible clashes in the village.

According to the villagers Gopi was an active worker of BSP and he used to take part in party’s political and other social activities beacuse of which he had many rivals as well.

Village Shobhapur had come in limelight twice in the span of just three days but for different reasons . Early this week on Monday violence broke out in the village after the demonstrators during the Bharat Band called by dalit organisations torched a police post and several vehicles. It is a dalit dominated village and was worst hit during the violence which had spread in many parts of the western UP.