Dadri Lynching Accused Dies in Custody Due to Kidney Failure

Dadri victim Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched by a mob in September last year on suspicion of eating beef.

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Relatives mourn the death of farmer Mohammad Akhlaq at his home in Bisara village about 45 kilometers from New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

One of the accused in the Dadri lynching case died on Tuesday of kidney and respiratory failure at a hospital.

Ravi, 22, was rushed to Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital from district hospital in Noida in Uttar Pradesh after suffering "kidney failure".

He was brought here in a very bad condition, with kidney failure and high blood sugar level, around 12 noon. He died around 7 pm of kidney and respiratory failure.
Dr J C Passey, Medical Superintendent of LNJP Hospital

He was lodged in a jail in Gautam Buddh Nagar district.

Ravi was first brought to the district hospital in Noida this morning from the jail. He was then rushed to a Delhi hospital after his condition worsened.
Pradeep Kumar Singh, Station House Officer of Jarcha Police Station

It is also suspected that Ravi was suffering from dengue, though hospital authorities said, "medical report is still awaited."

"We had done his dengue and chikungunya tests. But, it is only by Wednesday that we can say whether he was suffering from dengue or not, as the medical reports are not out yet," Passey said.

In Dadri's Bisara village, Mohammed Akhlaq (51) was dragged out of his house and killed by a mob in September last year on suspicion of eating beef, triggering communal tension in the region.

(With PTI inputs)

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