Accused of Muzaffarnagar riots found dead, son alleges murder

MUZAFFARNAGAR: An accused in Muzaffarnagar riots named Sodan Singh was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Uttar Pradesh’s Sikheda village, police said on Monday.

On Sunday evening, the 60-year-old accused was found hanging from the ceiling of a room. His body was sent for postmortem and police said that the matter is being investigated.

His son has alleged that his father was murdered. Based on the complaint, a case was registered against Anup, Rajesh, Sunil Kumar and Ramgopal, police said.

In August and September 2013, the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and neighbouring areas had left more than 60 people dead while over 40,000 people were displaced.