The victim’s brother, Mayank, who was present at the time of the incident, said he was an eye-witness to his brother’s murder and recalled the night of the horror. Mayank said that he apologised to the assailants but they attacked Adarsh.
In an exclusive interview with India Today TV, Mayank said, “I saw my brother being killed on Tuesday night.”
He further said that police are yet to arrest the main accused, identified as Tony Pathan, Munaf Pathan and Ibrahim Pathan.
‘SAW MY BROTHER GETTING STABBED’
Mayank said that he saw Tony, one of the accused, stabbing his brother Adarsh in front of his eyes.
“An altercation broke out between the accused and my brother which led to a dispute. I even said sorry but they cornered Adarsh and attacked him. We want strict action against those responsible for my brother’s murder,” the victim’s brother said.
Meanwhile, Adarsh Sidhu, Bhilwara SP, told India Today, “We have so far detained three minors in the case. We have also accessed some CCTV footage which shows the accused running away on a bike.”
NIGHT OF HORROR
On Tuesday night, tension gripped Bhilwara after a 22-year-old Hindu man was allegedly stabbed to death by members of another community. According to sources, a dispute arose over money on Tuesday night and some boys allegedly attacked 22-year old Adarsh Tapadia. He was taken to the district hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Following the incident, the authorities suspended the internet in the area from 6 am on May 11. A heavy police force has been deployed in the area and security has been tightened to maintain a law and order situation. Police also barricaded the area as tension simmers in the district.
VHP SEEKS COMPENSATION
After the attack, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), the BJP and the Hindu Jagran Manch have called for a Bhilwara bandh. The VHP has also demanded Rs 50 lakh ex gratia for the bereaved family and said they won’t cremate the deceased’s body until all the accused are caught.
BJP MLA Vithal Shanker Avasthi called the incident ‘unfortunate’ and an ‘eye-opener’ for the police and state government.