The family of a 20-year-old who got killed during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protest in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor has filed a complaint against six policemen, claiming that he got shot by the police. "The complaint had clubbed with the cases registered against the vandals," SP (rural) Vishwajeet Srivastava said.
However, police have said that the 20-year-old had shot in self-defense. 20-year-old Suleiman's family claims that he got shot by the police during the protests. Superintendent of Police (rural), Vishwajeet Srivastava told that Suleiman's brother, Shoaib had filed a complaint, naming a constable Mohit, who had apparently shot Suleiman during the protest.
“In Bijnor, some protester directly fired upon the SP. One of our brave constables, escorting him (SP), took the injury and fired back in self-defense... no firing under 129 CrPC (law on dispersing a crowd) had ordered,” Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) O P Singh had quoted by HT as saying.
About 18 people have died amid violence due to the protests, of which, at least 14 have died of bullet injuries.