The kins of Kripal Singh, the third witness to die in the sexual assault case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, have reportedly requested for permission to keep a licensed gun for their safety.
Ram Kripal was shot while on his way home from the market in Shahjahanpur on Friday night. He passed away later at a Bareilly hospital.
The deceased is survived by a six-year-old son and a pregnant wife.
A week on, no arrests have been made so far.