Dalit man beaten to death for allegedly stealing water pump in Rajasthan's Jhalawar 

Following a heated exchange with the accused men, Dhulichand was beaten up badly.

Published: 22nd September 2019 03:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2019 10:55 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

KOTA (Rajasthan): A 40-year-old Dalit man was beaten to death  for allegedly stealing a water pump in 
Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district, police said on Sunday.      

The incident took place in Ghatoli area on Saturday morning, when a 60-year-old man, his two sons, and some other unidentified people thrashed Dhulichand Meena of Mewakheda village, alleging that he stole a water pump from their fields, Station House Officer (SHO) Nainuram Meena said.

When Dhulichand was on his way to a nearby village, Purilal Tanwar, his sons, Devi Singh (23) and Mohan (20) and the other men confronted him, the SHO said.             

He said a heated exchange between Dhulichand and the group of men over the stolen hand pump soon turned violent and he was beaten up badly.             

Dhulichand’s father reached the spot and took his injured son home.              

Later, Dhulichand’s condition deteriorated and he was rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that Tanwar and his sons had on Friday complained about the theft to Dhulichand’s father, who reprimanded his son and asked Tanwar to lodge a police complaint against him.

A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has been registered against Tanwar, his sons and seven others.

 

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