Lucknow:Hindu Samaj Party president Kamlesh Tiwari was stabbed 15 times by his killers who also made several attempts to slit his neck, his post-mortem report has revealed.(Pic-twitter)
After stabbing him, the two killers also shot him on the face to ensure he was dead. Tiwari was murdered here on October 18 at his home in Naka Hindola area.According to police here on Wednesday, Kamlesh's post-mortem report revealed that he was stabbed at least fifteen times. The attackers stabbed him in the upper part of the body from jaws to the chest.
According to the post-mortem report, all wounds were inflicted within 10 cm of one another. Two deep cut marks were also found on the neck points which suggest that his killers tried to slit his throat.The team of doctors, which conducted the post-mortem, found a point 32 bullet on the backside of the skull.
The two main assailants -- Ashfaq Shaikh,34, and Moinuddin Pathan, 27, had been arrested by Gujarat ATS on Tuesday. Both are residents of Surat district of Gujarat and were absconding since the murder.
The two absconding accused were arrested from Shamlaji on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border. They were trying to enter Gujarat when the Gujarat police nabbed them.
The technical team of police was keeping surveillance on the accused and when they tried to contact their family members and friends, their location was traced.
The police said the accused contacted their families after they ran out of cash. They will now be handed over to the UP police, who have reached Gujarat for interrogation.
In all, six people have been arrested in connection with the murder. While three of the arrested were arrested from Surat, the other was nabbed from Nagpur in Maharashtra.
Tiwari was earlier associated with Hindu Mahasabha but he later floated his own outfit - Hindu Samaj Party - after he developed serious differences with the leaders of the Hindu Mahasabha.
According to investigators, Tiwari was targeted for making an objectionable comment on Prophet Mohammad in 2015.
The family Tiwari has expressed happiness over the arrest of both the accused. Talking to media, Tiwari's mother said Gujarat ATS has done a splendid job. She has demanded that both the accused be awarded capital punishment. Tiwari's son also echoed similar feelings and said that the accused must be hanged.(UNI)