NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh Police has registered an FIR against six members of Yogi Adityanath’s saffron outfit Hindu Yuva Vahini for allegedly killing a man over his role in elopement of a Hindu girl in Bulandshahr.
The victim was identified as 45-year-old Ghulam Mohammad, a resident of Sohi village under the Pahasu Police Station.
Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Arvind Kumar Mishra said a 19-year-old man named Yusuf of Sohi had allegedly kidnapped an 18-year-old Hindu girl, a resident of village Fazalpur, also in the Pahasu area, on April 27, reported PTI.
Suspecting that Ghulam had helped Yusuf, the culprits allegedly beat him to death.
He said the activists, saw Ghulam, who was distantly related to Yusuf, in a mango orchard, dragged him to a secluded spot and beat him to death.
“FIR has been registered, we conduct an investigation into the matter,” Mann Singh Chauhan, SP City
Ghulam’s family members have alleged that members of Hindu Yuva Vahini are behind the incident.
“If there is a roll of the organization in it, action will be taken against it,” Muniraj, SSP Bulandshahr, said.
Adityanath had recently warned the workers of his organisation to maintain a decent behaviour in whatever work they do. He asked the group not to misuse the colour saffron as the image of the outfit or the BJP would suffer.
The incident comes days after, activists of Hindu Yuva Vahini barged into a house in Meerut city on suspicion of religious conversion being carried out of a girl by the youth.
Last month, Police broke up a prayer at a church near Gorakhpur after the vigilante group founded by chief minister Yogi Adityanath complained that Hindus were being converted there.
Yogi Adityanath is the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a social, cultural and nationalist group of youth who seek to provide rightist Hindu platform. He founded the organisation in April 2002, on the day of Ram Navmi.