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Budaun Tragedy: Grieving Father’s Fiery Protest

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Concerned about the lack of clarity surrounding the motive behind the double murder, the father of the two children who were brutally murdered in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday set a bike on fire.

The fire was effectively contained by a fire department crew. Senior Budaun police officer Alok Mishra arrived at the scene, and Civil Line police station commander Gaurav Vishnoi spoke with the family members, attempting to explain that the motive for the killings would only be revealed after the case is investigated.

According to the police, Sajid, a familiar face in the neighborhood who ran a barber shop opposite the victims’ residence, was responsible for the double murder. Sajid, known to the children’s father, Vinod Singh, visited their house under the guise of borrowing ₹ 5,000. However, moments after being handed the money, Sajid launched a savage assault on the children as their mother prepared tea for him.

Sajid allegedly asked Aayush (age 11) to accompany him to his mother’s beauty salon upstairs after entering the home. When they got to the second floor, Sajid supposedly turned out the lights and proceeded to attack Aayush with a knife. Ahaan, Aayush’s six-year-old younger brother, burst into the room as Sajid slashed his throat. Then, Sajid grabbed Ahaan and gave him multiple stab wounds. He then went after Piyush, their other brother, but the seven-year-old was able to flee with only minor injuries.

Following the assault, Sajid fled the scene along with his brother Javed, who was reportedly waiting outside with a motorcycle. However, their escape was short-lived as Sajid was later confronted by the police and killed in an encounter. The encounter resulted in injuries to a police personnel as well.

Javed, the co-accused, was on the run but has since surrendered to Bareilly police. In a video message, Javed claimed innocence, stating that he possesses call recordings suggesting his brother’s involvement in the crime.

The father of the murdered children, Vinod Singh, has called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murders. He has urged the authorities to refrain from resorting to encounters and instead ensure Javed’s arrest to uncover the motive behind the heinous crime.

“I want to know the reason for the murder,” Vinod Singh said, seeking answers from the authorities.

“Javed must be questioned so that we know why they did this. If he is killed in an encounter, the secret will never come out. Others may be involved too. We need to know if my children were killed as part of a conspiracy. They would have killed others in the family too,” he added.

Investigation into the case is still ongoing with the police trying to establish the motive behind the gruesome murders.

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