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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Gaurakshak Rajesh found dead in temple, family alleges murder: UP

A gaurakshak identified as Rajesh Kumar Dwivedi was found dead in the village temple on the morning of September 3. His family has alleged that Rajesh was murdered. The incident took place in Kanpur rural’s Jyotish village. The entire village is in a state of shock following this incident.

According to the family, he was murdered and his dead body was hung on a peg in the temple. They have said five people from the village are involved in his murder. The gaurakshak was known to help stray cattle. The police arrived at the crime scene along with forensic experts and inspected the site.

The police pacified the angered villagers and assured them of conducting a thorough investigation. Former MP Anil Shukla also visited the village and assured to ensure a proper probe into the matter. He gave assurance to the victim’s family of every possible help.

Rajesh was a farmer who resided with his wife Lakshmi, son Ankit, and daughter Pragati. The Shiv Mandir, where the victim’s body was found, was located a short distance away from his home. Rajesh went to sleep in the temple after dinner on Friday night and was found dead the next day.

On August 13, some villagers were torturing cattle using sharp weapons. Rajesh lodged a complaint with the police against those who indulged in the cruel act. The video of the incident went viral on social media (SM). Following this, Rajesh constantly received threats. The police also began investigations into Rajesh’s complaint. His family said Dwivedi was very fond of cattle and was on the radar of some villagers.

CO Sadar Prabhat Kumar said an FIR has been registered against the accused for murder. The police are also probing the allegations made by the family. The police informed that the actual cause of the murder will be clear from the post-mortem report. Further investigation in the matter is ongoing.

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