The Hush Post: In a shocking incident that happened in a broad daylight, a retired policeman was beaten to death by three persons in Allahabad as people watched the horrific incident as mute spectators. The incident was captured on CCTV camera installed in the area
The deceased ex-cop, a 70-year-old Abdul Samad Khan, was attacked by three sticks wielding men in a street of Allahabad city in a broad daylight and in full public view. The accused kept beating up Khan till he fell on the ground and they did not spare him till he fell unconscious and profusely bleeding. Khan was later rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment, a report said.
The brutal assault, which occurred on Monday morning, has been caught on the CCTV camera installed in the area. Khan was a retired sub-inspector (SI). The CCTV video footage shows Khan with his bicycle when a man in a red shirt comes and starts beating him, the report said.
After being attacked by the man, the retired cop fell down on the ground and tried to defend himself but the attacker kept thrashing him. While all this was happening a man was watching the scene from the terrace of a nearby building. The video clip shows several persons pass by on cycles and two-wheelers, slow down to look and leave, it was reported.
Soon, two more stick-wielding men joined to beat up Khan and the victim stops resisting and takes the blows. At this point of time, two more men are seen stopping to watch the horrific incident.
The video shows Khan left sitting against a wall, seriously injured, as the attackers flee from the spot. One of the attackers is a notorious criminal with a jail record.
The retired cop was later rushed to a hospital where visuals showed him on a bed with a mask on his face.
The main attacker is believed to be a man named Junaid. Reports say he has at least 10 criminal cases against him at the local police station. Another accused, Mohd Yusuf, has been arrested.
The retired cop’s brother, Abdul Wahid, said the accused is a land-grabber and wanted to occupy a piece of land owned by his brother. “Many in our locality have complained to the police about him in the past but there has been no action. He continues to threaten people in the area and act with impunity,” Abdul Wahid was quoted as saying in the report.
The police said that initial investigations suggest a property dispute with relatives. Ten people have been named in the FIR lodged at a local police station.
Deceased Abdul Samad Khan had retired from the Uttar Pradesh police in 2006.