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Nidhi Gupta murder case: Accused sent to 14 days judicial custody

Lucknow: The Lucknow court on Saturday sent accused, in the Nidhi Gupta murder case, Sufiyan to 14-day judicial custody.

Sufiyan was produced in the court in an ambulance with heavy security today. Sufiyan had allegedly murdered his girlfriend by pushing her from the fourth floor of a building in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow, following a heated argument.

He was arrested on Friday following a police encounter in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on Friday.
The accused was shifted to the King George's Medical University trauma centre after sustaining a bullet injury in his leg.

Lucknow Police had announced a cash reward on Sufiyan, an accused in the alleged murder of a Hindu girl who was thrown from the terrace in the Dubagga area of the city.
The accused had been absconding since the night of the incident, following which the police announced a cash reward of Rs 25,000 for his arrest, according to the police.
Nine police teams were deployed in search of Sufiyan who, according to the police, was in a relationship with Nidhi Gupta, the deceased.

Four teams were constituted to search for Sufiyan in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Haryana.
The police searched for the accused's location on the basis of Sufiyan's call details.
Sufiyan had allegedly murdered his girlfriend, who victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to the King George's Medical University trauma centre by her relatives where doctors declared her dead during treatment.

The incident took place in Sector H, Basant Kunj under Dubagga police station limits of the state capital on Tuesday night.
The FIR based on a complaint by the girl's family alleged that the accused Sufiyan used to pressurise Nidhi to convert her religion before marriage.

"A minor girl died after she was pushed from the fourth floor. A case under murder and caste conversation has been registered. Teams have been formed to find the accused. As per the initial report, the accused Sufiyan was trying to befriend the victim for the past one-and-half years and both families were aware of this," said Joint Commissioner of Police Piyush Mordia.

"Earlier, both families had quarrelled over Sufiyan's gift to the victim. After the fight, the victim ran towards the terrace and the accused followed her. Family members then heard a sound and found the victim in a critical condition after she fell to the ground," added police official Mordia.
The Lucknow Police has filed a case against the accused Sufiyan under Section 302 and Sections 3 and 5 (1) of the Uttar Pradesh anti-conversion law. (ANI)

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