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IAS aspirant killed in CAA protests in Bijnor, UP police admits to firing

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also made an unscheduled visit to Bijnor and met the families of Suleman and Anis on Sunday.

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The violent protests that took over Uttar Pradesh against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act have left 18 people dead in the BJP-ruled state and in its first admission of firing, UP Police admitted that one of the protesters named Mohammad Suleman was shot by Constable Mohit Kumar, reported The Indian Express.

20-year-old Suleman’s family says he was preparing for his civil services entrance exam and that he had nothing to do with the protests. They claim the police intimidated them.

“My brother had gone to offer Namaz. He was returning home after the Namaz to eat something. He had fever for the last couple of days. He didn’t go to the mosque near our home. He went to another mosque. When he stepped out, there was lathi-charging and teargassing by the police. The police picked him up and shot at him,” Suleman’s brother Shoaib Malik told news channel NDTV.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also made an unscheduled visit to Bijnor and met the families of Suleman and Anis on Sunday.