Family members of Ashish, a student from Tura, who was killed in Phagwara in Punjub on Thursday night, demanded the transfer of the case to Meghalaya so that they could pursue it and bring the culprits to book.
Ashish’s father Shivbi Prasad, and elder brother Mukesh Prasad along with other relatives reached Phagwara on Saturday and pleaded with authorities to shift the case to Tura.
Talking to newsmen after cremation of the 21-year-old Ashish at the crematorium on Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road on Saturday evening, Shivbi Prasad, who runs a crockery shop in Tura, said he made this plea so that he could fight the case in court. He said that he will meet Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in this connection.
He met local SP Parminder Singh Bhandal and Satnampura SHO Inspector Sukhpal Singh to get thorough information about the incident. He also visited the rented accommodation in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Satnampura area where Ashish was murdered on December 7.
Ashish, a BTech (mechanical) final year student of a private university near Phagwara, was attacked and killed when he along with his friends was celebrating the birthday of a friend.
Another student of BTech (Civil) final year in the same varsity Aman Kumar of Chappra of Bihar was injured in the attack, police said. Police had arrested two brothers, Ashok Kumar and Rahul, in this connection and produced them before the court. The two accused were sent to police remand till Monday.