After prima facie finding “enough material” on record, a Delhi court has framed charges against seven Hindu men accused in the murder of a Muslim man Monish who was killed while walking towards his house after buying sweets during the anti-Muslim pogrom in northeast Delhi last year.
The court has framed murder and rioting charges against seven men, Bar and Bench reported on Tuesday.
Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav said that even though the accused were not seen on CCTV footage, the court had recorded the statement of the witness, The Indian Express reported.
The Hindu mob had attacked Monish with stones and sticks during Delhi pogrom while he was walking home in Dayalpur area after his Muslim identity was established on 25 February. The witness called the police and they took him to a hospital. Monish was declared brought dead.
22 year old Monish, a daily wage labor, hailed from Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district and had been living in Mustafabad area for nearly a decade.
The judge observed that the call records of the accused confirmed their presence at the place where the murder took place.
The accused are Aman Kashyap, Arun Kumar, Ashish, Devender Kumar, Pradeep Rai, Krishan Kant Dhiman and Rahul Bhardwaj.