Kiran Tiwari, wife of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari who was murdered earlier this month, on Saturday alleged that the police had not provided her husband with enough security. She also accused the government of "trying to silence her".
Addressing a press conference, she alleged "negligence by the police" led to the death of her husband.
"We have doubts on the police action. Police's negligence is to be blamed for my husband's murder. I request the government that the accused should be hanged to death at the earliest," she said.
Kiran Tiwari, who has been elected as the new chief of Hindu Samaj Party, said she had not "begged" before the government for the financial aid and added "the government wants to silence us by giving us money."
She criticised Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for not visiting her home after Kamlesh Tiwari's murder.
The state government earlier this week sanctioned Rs 15 lakh and a house to the family of Kamlesh Tiwari, who was murdered in Lucknow on October 18.
Seven people have been arrested in connection with the murder.
Two of them, Ashfaq Hussain Jakir Hussain Shaikh and Moinuddin Khurshid Pathan were arrested by Gujarat's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from the Gujarat-Rajasthan border on October 22.
Three other accused -- Rashid Pathan, Faizan Sheikh and Maulana Mohsin Sheikh - were sent to police custody for four days on October 22 in connection with the case.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case arrested two more people on Saturday.