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Prayagraj: Months ahead of the Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, a labourer and his family members were murdered in in Prayagraj.
Phoolchand Pasi, a labourer, his wife, son and daughter were murdered in Gohri village of Soraon Vidhan Sabha of Prayagraj. Local gangsters had threatened Phoolchand's family a few days ago.
"Deceased Phoolchand (45), wife Meenu (40), daughter Sapna (17) and son Shiv (10) belonging from one family were found dead here. The deceased family had filed an SC/ST case against some people of the village itself. This controversy escalated," said Sarvashresth Tripathi, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Prayagraj on Thursday.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the relatives of the deceased on Friday. "The family is in terror. All of them are women, the male member works in Jharkhand. They don't know what will they do alone, somebody can come and torment them. Police didn't help them," she said.
"Two Police personnel were removed from here yesterday (Thursday). The women tell me that when they used to go to complain, the Policemen used to mock at them...How can the administration be silent?" she added.
Meanwhile, AAP leader Sanjay Singh also met the family members.
Earlier, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over the law and order situation. "Murder of four members of a Dalit family by miscreants in Prayagraj is very sad, shameful. This incident also shows the poor handling of law and order by this government. It seems that the BJP is also following in the footsteps of the SP government in this regard, " Mayawati tweeted in Hindi.
Assembly elections are slated to be held in Uttar Pradesh early next year.