A local court has ordered the police to register a case of murder against four persons for allegedly killing a man at Katha village in Baghpat district.

The court took action on the petition of the deceased man Khalil’s wife Nazrana on Thursday, after the police refused to register a FIR on her husband’s murder during the riots.

The court has directed the police to register a case of murder against the four accused Shovind, Anil, Kallu Singh, and Kana, and has asked the police to file a report within seven days of investigation.

According to prosecution sources, the victim’s widow filed the application under Section 156[3] of CRPC in Baghpat court.

Ms. Nazrana said that the incident took place during the riots she was travelling with her husband in a bus from Loni to Baghpat near Katha village on September 10, 2013.

She alleged that Mr. Khalil was forcefully pushed out of the bus and murdered by the rioters in front of her, following which they threw his body into a canal. In her complaint, she said that her FIR was not registered by the police.