Muzaffarnagar : “Akhil Gupta who was a slain witness of rape case against self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram, the security of his family has been increased following an attack on another key witness in Panipat.” Mandi SHO Arun Singh said on Thursday.
Akhil Gupta was shot dead on January 11 this year by unidentified assailants, who was a cook and personal aide of Asaram, who has been in jail since August 2013, for allegedly sexually assaulting a school girl. The 35-year-old Gupta is the second witness to be killed in the case after Amrut Prajapati, who was a former Asaram aide, who was shot dead in June last year in Gujarat.
Meanwhile, Naresh Gupta, the father of Akhil Gupta, has alleged that they are living under constant fear as police has failed to arrest the accused in his son’s murder case even four months after his son’s killing.
Unidentified assailants on Wednesday shot at Mahendra Chawla, a key witness, in the rape case against Narayan Sai, son of Asaram, in Haryana’s Panipat district.