In an incident of police brutality, the Bihpur police of Bihar’s Bhagalpur allegedly thrashed and killed an engineer who had come to his village to spend his holidays.
According to several media reports, the deceased, Ashutosh Kumar fell into an argument with the Bihpur police over a small matter. Suraj Pathak, brother of Ashutosh told that Kumar was a software engineer. He came to his village to spend his Navratri holidays with his wife and child.
In this episode, Ashutosh got into an argument with a local youth over the removal of barriers. Given this, the police arrived. However, instead of convincing the two, the SHO and other policemen started thrashing Ashutosh which resulted in his death.
Ashutosh was then hospitalized in a critical condition. However, he breathed his last during the treatment. On the other hand, the families of the deceased and other locals started displaying the bodies on the main road demanding stringent action against the accused SHO.
An investigation of the incident is underway.
Meanwhile, outraged netizens are raising their voices against police brutality in the state demanding justice for Ashutosh Kumar under the #justiceforashutosh on the microblogging site, Twitter.
Have a look at the Tweets:
We want justice for Ashutosh(Appu)#justiceforashutosh@nishikant_dubey @dcgodda @VatsaMeenakshi @vatsik @DipikaPS @atamgourav @neeraj_tweeting @RaviSha27844773 @maihugodda @EtvbiharNews @TheLallantop @sksantosh007 @Saurabh_LT @saurabhtop pic.twitter.com/E6dekQNpyd
— Gaurav Vicky (@GauravVicky1) October 27, 2020
We want justice,
Culprits should be behind bars.
#justiceforashutosh @nishikant_dubey @DipikaPS @JharkhandCMO @YSR_IPS @officecmbihar @yadavtejashwi @TejYadav14 @NitishKumar @i_raghavmishra @AmitMan74023599
— Shivam Jha (@Shivamj41995753) October 27, 2020
#justiceforashutosh A very heinous, brutal and cold blooded murder of an aspiring software engineer by Bihar Police is another nadir in the custodial violence. such violence has no place in a civilized society.@NishikantDubey8 @DMbhagalpur @NitishKumar @dcgodda @HemantSorenJMM https://t.co/aPLuj8FKV5
— ALOK KUMAR (@alok_6640) October 27, 2020
#JusticeForAshutosh If a Higher Cast killed by Police its not a news but If a Muslim or Else would be killed then its Breaking News.
— Amit Durga Jha (@amitdurgajha) October 27, 2020
— Dr. Bimal Pathak (@drbimalpathak) October 26, 2020
— ???? ????? शक्र कुलिश (@Shakra_Kulish) October 26, 2020
Let’s support #JusticeForAshutosh (Where J F A are in Capital )
Justice for Ashutosh(Appu).@nishikant_dubey @VatsaMeenakshi @vatsik @Goddapolice @dcgodda @ShakshiJha13 @shivammishraf04 @PritamJ19199422@i_raghavmishra @Sahiljh81282841 pic.twitter.com/68FUJc4HAP
— SJ (@JhasouravkrSJ) October 27, 2020
— Lakhan Thakur (कट्टर हिन्दू) (@lakhanthakur3) October 27, 2020
मरने वाला #ब्राह्मण है और मारने वाला संविधान का संरक्षण प्राप्त एक #खैराती #दलित है इसलिए किसी भी राजनैतिक पार्टी के नेताओं के मुंह से आवाज नहीं निकल रही,करौली के पुजारी हो या भागलपुर के #आशुतोष अगर एकजुट होकर विरोध नहीं किया तो इसी तरह जिंदा मारे जाओगे तुम !#JusticeForAshutosh pic.twitter.com/Wdwn2GOKHD
— Rahul Ramesh Welankiwar (@RWelankiwar) October 27, 2020
जिस क़ानून पे पब्लिक इतना भरोसा करती है, आज उसी क़ानून व्यवस्था ने हमारे भाई की जान ली है, एक निर्दोष की जान ली है, अब से बिहार प्रसासन रक्षक नहीं हत्यारा कहलायेगा,
हत्यारे को फांसी दो ??
@JhasouravkrSJ#justiceforashutosh @dilip_vadiya @nishikant_dubey @AmitShah pic.twitter.com/CZLNPuSDco
— Amit Kashyap (@amitKas34098041) October 27, 2020