- Police found no evidence of communal linkage to the murder but VHP and AAP continues to say he was murdered for chanting Jai Shri ram
- Five accused arrested so far while the investigations remain on
- VHP issued a 3-day ultimatum for the police to nab them
The murder of a 25-year-old Delhi boy, Rinku Sharma brings several twists to the story. While the family cries foul over a communal linkage, the police say that a business rivalry could be the cause of the murder. The Delhi VHP ordered the police a 3-day ultimatum to arrest the accused and 5 of them have been arrested so far by the Delhi police.
The VHP and AAP members claim that he was killed for chanting Jai Shri Ram and there is definitely a communal angle behind his murder. Raghav Chadda, spokesperson and MLA of Aam Aadmi Party says, “Rinku’s family is saying he would chant Jai Shri Ram and was killed because of it. If what the family is saying is correct, there should be an in-depth investigation. Are those who chant Jai Shri Ram not safe? Will they be killed in Delhi?”
Mourning the grief of losing her son, the mother of Rinku Sharma says she “doesn’t want to live” without her son and she “wants all the accused to be hanged” in front of her. Alok Kumar, a member of VHP said, “We should avenge his murder. He was killed for chanting Jai Shri Ram. We want all accused to be hanged. I am warning the police… I want all 12 men to be arrested in the next three days. Police must take strict action against the culprits.” Now, the case will be investigated by the Delhi police crime branch.