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Delhi photographer murder: Amid tensions, BJP demands Rs 1 cr ex-gratia for victim’s kin

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Feb 4, 2018, 8:57 am IST
Updated : Feb 4, 2018, 12:18 pm IST

Ankit Saxena, 23-year-old, was allegedly stabbed to death by the family members of a woman with whom he was in a relationship.

Ankit Saxena, a professional photographer, was killed on Thursday night in the area. The woman's family opposed her relationship with Ankit as the two belonged to different communities. (photo: Facebook | Ankit Saxena)
 Ankit Saxena, a professional photographer, was killed on Thursday night in the area. The woman's family opposed her relationship with Ankit as the two belonged to different communities. (photo: Facebook | Ankit Saxena)

New Delhi: Police kept vigil on west Delhi's Khayala area as tensions heightened after a 23-year-old photographer, Ankit Saxena, was allegedly stabbed to death by the family of his Muslim girlfriend. 

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari who met the parents of the photographer said the incident should not be given a communal colour.

He demanded that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal break his "silence" over the killing and announce a compensation of Rs. 1 crore to the family.

Four people, including the woman's brother, were arrested a few hours after Ankit Saxena was stabbed to death by them.

"Three accused - the mother, father and uncle of the woman - have been sent to judicial custody. Her minor brother has been sent to juvenile home," a senior police officer said.

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Ankit had been dating the 20-year-old woman for the past three years, against the wishes of her family.

Around 9 pm on Thursday night, Ankit was on his way home from work when he was attacked by his girlfriend's parents, uncle and brother in West Delhi’s Khyala area. At a crossing not far from Ankit's home, they allegedly beat him before slashing him with a sharp weapon.

(With PTI inputs)

Tags: delhi, crime, ankit saxena, bjp, manoj tiwari, arvind kejriwal
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi