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If Akhlaq s family got compensation, why can t Sumit s family get it: Sangeet Som

If the family of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was lynched by a mob in 2015, can get state compensation, what is wrong with the family of Sumit Kumar, who was killed in the Bulandshahr violence, getting aid, BJP leader Sangeet Som said Thursday. The controversial MLA from Sardhana constituency in Meerut district made the remarks during a press conference here, three days after a police inspector and a bystander were killed in the violence which broke out over cow slaughtering in Bulandshahr s Siyana tehsil. A purported video which surfaced on social media on Wednesday showed Sumit, 20, carrying bricks in his hands as he appeared to be a part of a mob, minutes before he died of a gunshot during the violence. Asked about the video and the compensation demand of Sumit s family, Som said, We are no one to judge anything, an SIT (Special Investigation Team) has been formed and it will present its report . He said nobody should have a problem if the bereaved family gets compensation by the ...

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