Allahabad: The main accused in the lynching case of a Dalit student of the Allahabad University, Dileep, was arrested by the police on Wednesday.
On Friday, the victim was thrashed by a group outside a restaurant after some altercation. The 26 year old Dileep succumbed to his injuries after two days.
The accused, Vijay Shankar Singh, was arrested from Sultanpur area in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Four people have already been arrested in connection with the incident.
The Yogi Adityanath government came in for criticism from rival parties over the killing, with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav saying it showed Uttar Pradesh was in the “grip of criminal elements”.
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said the killing was the result of “narrow and casteist politics of hatred” being pursued by the ruling BJP.