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Deceased journalist’s kin demand action against UP minister

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Lucknow: The family of a social media journalist on Tuesday sought action against Uttar Pradesh minister Ram Moorti Verma for the latter’s alleged role in the murderous attack on the scribe and his death.

Shahjahanpur-based journalist Jagendra Singh’s family claimed that during a police raid on his house on June 1 – during which he allegedly received serious burn injuries – Gufran, an aide of the minister, was also present.

The family also called for an independent probe into the whole matter leading to the death of Jagendra Singh.

Before his death on late Monday night of 60 percent burn injuries, Jagendra accused Verma of “unleashing” a reign of terror on him and his family for his investigative reports and comments against Verma.

The journalist alleged that he sustained burn injuries during a raid by Inspector Sriprakash Rai at his house in Awas Vikas Colony of Sadar Bazaar on June 1.

He told Inspector General (Civil Defence) Amitabh Thakur at the civil hospital two days ago that he was attacked on April 28 also near his house by the minister’s henchmen but no action was taken in the case.

“He told me he was hounded for exposing Verma’s alleged involvement in illegal mining and forced occupation of land,” Thakur told.

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‘India the rape capital of world’, says Rahul Gandhi

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Wayanad, (Kerala): Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that the prevailing situation in the country, according to international media, is such that India has become the rape capital of the world.

Addressing a public meeting on the third and last day of his constituency tour, Rahul said the numerous reports of attacks on women and children are a cause for serious concern.

“Many questions are being asked abroad on why women and children are not safe in India. In Uttar Pradesh even when a legislator is involved in a rape case, the Prime Minister has not yet spoken a word about it. Today the situation is such that India has become the rape capital of the world,” said Gandhi.

He also pointed out that the country is ruled by someone who believes in violence and in dividing the country. “There is a complete failure of leadership in the country,” he said.

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