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Four arrested for lynching a Dalit man over a love affair in Rajasthan

By PTI

Jaipur: Four persons have been arrested and a minor has been detained for allegedly lynching a Dalit man over a love affair in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh. The police gave this information on Sunday.

The incident took place on 7 October in Prempura area of ​​Hanumangarh where the accused beat Jagdish till he died.

The accused also made a video of the entire incident, in which they are seen giving water to the victim and then repeatedly beating her with sticks.

Police said that efforts are on to arrest the other accused.

DGP ML Lather said in a statement that an amount of Rs 4.12 lakh has been approved by the district collector as compensation.

The arrested people have been identified as Mukesh Kumar Ode, Dilip Kumar, Sikandar and Hansraj.

BSP supremo Mayawati took to Twitter to corner the ruling Congress over the incident.

“Beating up a Dalit to death in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan is sad and condemnable but why is the Congress high command silent? Will the CMs of Punjab and Chhattisgarh go there and help the victim’s family with Rs 50 lakh? BSP needs an answer, otherwise stop pretending Crocodile tears in the name of Dalits, Mayawati tweeted.

ADGP (Crime) Ravi Prakash said the victim Jagdish Meghwal had an affair with his neighbour’s wife.

She got separated from her husband due to a family dispute and on October 7, Jagdish had gone to meet the woman in a rented house in Suratgarh.

On learning this, her husband and 10 others kidnapped Jagdish from Suratgarh and took him to a farm house and beat him with sticks.

Later the accused threw Jagdish outside his residence.

By the time the family could take action, Jagdish died, the official said.

He said that a case has been registered under sections of kidnapping, murder and SC/ST Act.

Rawatsar DSP has been entrusted with the investigation of the case.

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