Kanpur anti-Sikh riots: SIT traces victims’ wives to Chennai and London, records their statements.


The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Yogi Adityanath government to probe cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Kanpur, has been trying to identify the assailants involved in the murder of two brothers at Chakeri police station in Kanpur in November 1984.

Narendra Singh and his younger brother Surendra Singh were beaten to death by a mob outside their house at JK Colony, said police. Other family members managed to escape the attack by moving to their neighbour’s house through terrace. A case of murder was lodged at the Chakeri police station against unidentified persons. A year later, police filed a closure report, saying that the accused could not be traced.

The SIT, which has traced the family members of the victims to Chennai, has recorded the statement of Surendra’s wife Harvinder Kaur (72). The SIT has also recorded Narendra’s wife Manjeet Kaur (74) statement through video conference. Manjeet is currently settled in London.