Anish Kumar Chaudhary, a Dalit youth who married a Brahmin girl, was murdered on July 24. The family alleges that Anish’s in-laws are behind this.
He says that the family members of Anish’s wife Deepti Mishra were not happy with this marriage. At the same time, Deepti’s mother says that her family is not involved in Anish’s murder.
Anish and Deepti did their post graduation from Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. Anish did MA from Ancient History and Deepti did Sociology.
Some of the meetings of both took place in the university. Meanwhile, Anish and Deepti were selected for the post of Gram Panchayat Officer. Anish joined the job on 3 January 2017 and Deepti on 4 January 2017. At this time, Anish was posted in Uruva block of Gorakhpur district and Deepti was posted in Gola block.
Deepti says that after getting the job, her first meeting with Anish was on 9 February 2017 at Vikas Bhavan in Gorakhpur. After getting selected on the same post, the process of meeting started from the university campus started increasing. During the training, both of them worked together in Semri village and during this time both came closer.
Deepti says, “As soon as they got to know about this relationship, their family members started harassing them. After that we decided to get married. The decision of marriage was taken because they felt that once they got married, their family members would not be able to get them married anywhere else.
She tells that she has been a student of science till Inter, there are people of every caste and religion in her friend circle. As her studies progressed, she stopped believing in caste and started seeing a humanity in everyone.
parents did not agree
Anish and Deepti got their marriage registered in the court. According to the marriage papers, both of them got married on 12 May 2019 in Gorakhpur. Their marriage was recognized by the court on 9 December 2019.
Deepti says, “We were both adults and were employed, so it seemed that the family members would not oppose this marriage and even if we did, we would convince them. I also tried to convince my family members a lot. But he didn’t agree.”
She says, “After coming to know about Anish’s marriage, his family members started torturing him mentally. Sometimes the father used to fall ill and sometimes the mother. Father used to say, I will get an attack and I will die. When I did not agree, my family members used to threaten to kill Anish. For the safety of Anish, I had to obey my family members many times and work as per their instructions. I wanted to save Anish at all costs.
Deepti is the daughter of Nalin Kumar Mishra, a resident of Devkali Dharmasen village of Gagahan police station area of Gorakhpur district. Deepti is the youngest among 4 siblings. His two sisters and one brother are also married. His brother is in Uttar Pradesh Police. At present he is posted in Shravasti district.
In response to the question whether no one supported her in such a big family, Deepti says that ‘No, none of her family members supported her.’
Case against Anish
Deepti’s father Nalin worked in Dubai for many years. He has been running a readymade garments shop in Mazgaon, located near his village, since August 2016. His father had filed a case against Anish. In this, many allegations like rape were leveled against him. Deepti told that in this case she gave a statement against Anish under pressure from family members because they used to threaten to kill Anish if he changed the statement.
She says that her father, uncle and cousin used to watch her everywhere. Even when she used to go to her office, those people used to accompany her there too. Many times his uncle used to accompany him with his father’s licensed rifle.
Deepti tells that when it came to Anish’s going to jail, she went with him on 20 February. After this his father lodged a case of kidnapping of Deepti against Anish at Gagahan police station. On this, Deepti released a video on social media and told that she has not been kidnapped and she is living with Anish of her own free will and both have got married.
Anish’s family got both of them married on May 28 at Mahadev Jharkhandi Temple in Gorakhpur. On the same day, reception was also held at Avantika Hotel in Gorakhpur. Both the programs were attended by only Anish’s family members and his relatives.
Deepti says that after this her family came to know that both have come back. She tells that later Anish had become a little careless too. They used to think that this is their own area, so there is no danger here, but this negligence was heavy.
Anish’s family lives in Unauli Dubauli village of Gola police station area of Gorakhpur. It is a village with a high population of Dalits and Backwards. Due to these, Anish’s elder brother Anil Chaudhary remained the village head of this village for 10 years, that too when the post of village head was unreserved. In the year 2015, the post of Pradhan was reserved for women belonging to Scheduled Castes. Then Anil got his wife Geeta Devi to contest the elections. She won too.
Anish’s family is prosperous. His father and uncle lived and worked in cities like Bangkok and Singapore. But Anish was the first member of his family to do a government job.
When Anil was asked what was his reaction when he came to know about this relationship. On this he told that one day he was called by Deepti to meet him on the block. Deepti told her that she would convince her family.
Anil says, “I had talked to Deepti’s family members many times to recognize this relationship, but they did not agree to this, on the contrary, they came to my house and started threatening me. His family members killed my brother on July 24 by chopping him with a gadashi.
Anil has demanded from the government to give security to his family and Deepti, to take strict action against the accused in the case, to provide financial help and a government job for a member of the family. A heavy police force has been deployed at his house, but the information about what has been done on the rest of the demands is not yet known.
what happened on the day of the incident?
On the day of the incident, Anish had gone out for some work with his uncle and Devi Dayal, a village development officer posted in Uruva block itself. Both the people had gone for some work in Pankaj Traders, a hardware shop located in Gopalpur market. This incident happened only after leaving from there. Devi Dayal was also injured in this. He is undergoing treatment at BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur. He sustained a wound in his chest due to the attack of a sharp weapon.
Devi Dayal said, “Anish was moving forward while talking on the phone after leaving the shop. During this, four people covering their faces attacked him with sharp weapons. When he ran to save, he was also attacked. This made him unconscious. After a few seconds, when he regained consciousness, he stood up. Seeing this, the attackers once again attacked them. By then some people had also gathered there. Seeing this the attackers fled. He even left one of his weapons.
According to him, he could not see that the attackers had come from any direction and in which direction they fled. Considering the sensitivity of the matter, security has been provided to Devi Dayal in the medical college, but her relatives are not happy with it as the police personnel is not armed and Devi Dayal is kept in the ward along with other patients.
His relatives say that Devi Dayal is the only eyewitness in this case and this attitude of the administration may put his life in danger.
Devidayal tells that he will be sorry for the whole life that he could not save his nephew’s life.
In Goplapur market where Anish was murdered, when we tried to know about the incident from the people, no eyewitness was found and no one was ready to talk, but where Anish’s blood had fallen, there was no evidence of the incident. Even after 5 days the flies were buzzing.
what did the police say
In this case, Gola police station has registered a case against 17 named and 4 unknown people on the complaint of Anil Chaudhary. Section 302, 307, 506 and 120-B of the IPC as well as Section 3(2)(V) of the SC-ST Act have also been invoked in the FIR.
In the FIR, apart from Deepti’s father Nalin Mishra and brother Abhinav Mishra, the names of Manikant, Vinay Mishra, Upendra, Ajay Mishra, Anupam Mishra, Priyankar, Atulya, Priyanshu, Rajesh, Rakesh, Triyogi Narayan, Sanjeev and 4 unidentified people are included.
Gola Police Officer (CO) Anjani Kumar Pandey is investigating this matter. “Four people have been arrested and sent to jail, and others will be arrested soon,” he told the PRESS24 NEWS. It seems that this incident has been done by known people only.
When asked if any other aspect has come to the fore in the reasons for the murder, Anjani Kumar Pandey said, “No other reason has come to the fore so far.”
The police have arrested Manikant Mishra (Deepti’s elder father), Vivek Tiwari, Abhishek Tiwari and Sunny Singh in this case. Anish’s family members have accused Vivek, Abhishek and Sunny of being clueless. These people are residents of Anish’s village.
Deepti’s mother denies the allegations
On the allegations in this case, Deepti’s mother Janki Mishra says that her family has nothing to do with this matter. His family and relatives are being implicated. She said that on Saturday, she had packed roti-sabzi in a tiffin and gave it to her husband and he went to his shop, but after getting the news of Anish’s murder after 12-1 pm, her husband and other relatives went underground. went.
Janki Mishra says that Manikant Mishra, who was made an accused in this case, has appeared in front of the police. Her husband has also gone to Gorakhpur to appear before the police and he will appear before the police soon.
Deepti’s mother tells that evidence will be presented before the police to prove the innocence of other relatives.
On the question of Deepti’s marriage to a Dalit boy, her mother says, “Educating such girls and writing them, even giving birth is useless. He has put soot on my womb. The entire family and relatives have been defamed and ruined.
Caste appears to be the biggest factor in this whole matter. Ramashankar Chaudhary, a relative of Anish, says, “This area comes under Chillupar assembly constituency, from where Vinay Shankar Tiwari of BSP is MLA. SP-BJP leaders have come and condoled the killing of Anish, but BSP MLAs have not come yet, which is said to be a party of Dalits.
This case may have to go through a lengthy legal process before a decision is made. But Deepti Mishra demands capital punishment for all the accused and her entire family. She says, “His entire family is involved in this matter in some way or the other, so everyone should be hanged. For this, she will fight this battle at every level.
After the murder of her husband, Deepti keeps a picture of Anish with her and keeps staring at him. She says that the family that Anish has left behind is now her responsibility and she will take care of them. Deepti is currently about 5 months pregnant.
Deepti says that if the law does not punish the killers of Anish or he fails in this, then she will punish all the accused herself.
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