Jagroop's funeral was performed by the family 27 hours after his death due to beating in the Durga Puja pandal
The family members refused to cremate Jagroop's body alleging that he died of beating at a Durga Puja pandal in the Patti area. They were adamant on the demand for the arrest of the accused and providing financial help. After about 27 hours, after much persuasion and persuasion by the officials, the family members calmed down and performed the last rites at Baba Belkharnath Dham Ghat.
Two days after the beating in the pandal, the family members were furious over the death.
Jagroop, a resident of Jajni Pur village of Patti, was creating a ruckus and vandalizing the Durga Puja pandal near the village on Thursday evening. When he became furious and stopped, the villagers beat him up. Then he was brought home in an injured condition. He died two days later on Sunday afternoon. The video of the assault in the puja pandal has also come to the fore.
Refusal of funeral, making many demands including compensation of one crore rupees
When the family members alleged that he died due to beating, the police sent the body for post-mortem. After the post-mortem, the body was brought home at 2 o'clock on Monday, when the relatives insisted on the arrest of the accused, financial assistance of one crore rupees, arms license, five bighas of land, and a crematorium to bury the dead body.
Bhim Army provoked when leaders including SDM and CO celebrated
On Tuesday, around 2 pm, SDM Patti Deshdeepak Singh, CO Patti Dilip Singh, former BSP district president Ashwani Rana, and block chief Sushil Singh arrived. After persuading them for a long time, the relatives agreed to perform the last rites. Then Premchand, President of Patti Vidhan Sabha Committee of Bhim Army, and District Organization Minister Pradeep Kumar reached with the workers. They started saying that the body would not be cremated until their demands were met.
After celebrating till the evening, the family members agreed to the last rites.
On this again Jagroop's family members refused to perform the funeral. In the assurance of fulfilling all the demands of the officials, the family members got ready to perform the last rites at around 5 pm and performed the last rites at Baba Belkharnath Dham Ghat. Kotwal Nandlal Singh said that due to some demands, the family members of the deceased were not performing the funeral. In the assurance of fulfilling the demands, the relatives cremated the dead body.