Son Of Witness In Asaram Case Allegedly Kidnapped, Returns Home

Shahjahanpur:  The son of a witness in the murder of Kripal Singh, a key onlooker in a rape case involving self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, was allegedly kidnapped in Shahjahanpur on Monday, police said today.

16-year-old Dheeraj Vishkarma was allegedly kidnapped when he was standing before his house, police said, adding that a case in this connection was filed yesterday.

Dheeraj is the son of Ramshankar Vishkarma, witness in the murder of Kripal Singh, who was shot dead on July 10, 2015.

Meanwhile, the boy is said to have returned home, giving a slip to his alleged captors who have taken him to Meerut.

His father Ramashankar Vishkarma had appeared before a Shahjahanpur court as a witness on June 7 in the murder case but his statement could not be recorded and has now been called to the court again on June 28.

Ramashankar feared that his son was kidnapped to pressure him not to depose against Asaram’s aides.

The father and brother of the rape victim are also…

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