A 29-year-old man from the Scheduled Caste (SC) neighborhood was allegedly crushed to loss of life in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district over what the police consider was an affair with spouse of one of many accused.

The principle accused within the case has been arrested and 4 different accused rounded up, Hanumangarh police tweeted on Saturday evening. In accordance with police, preliminary investigation suggests the accused had videographed the assault on the sufferer, Jagdish Meghwal, 29, which is being circulated broadly on social media.

The FIR, registered on the grievance of Meghwal’s father Banwari Lal, said that the accused had dumped the physique outdoors the household’s dwelling, in Hanumangarh’s Prempura village, on Thursday. The FIR names 11 individuals, together with the lady with whom the police consider he allegedly had an affair, as accused within the case.

On Thursday, the FIR said, the accused adopted Meghwal to Suratgarh, in neighbouring Ganganagar district, the place he had gone on an errand, and kidnapped him on his means again. They allegedly beat him to loss of life, in accordance with the grievance.

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Inder Kumar, SHO, Pilibanga police station in Hanumangarh, mentioned: “Prima facie, the motive seems to be an affair between Meghwal and the spouse of one of many accused…. On October 7, the accused, together with relations of the husband, noticed Meghwal, and after assaulting him left him close to his dwelling.”

The accused are from Odh Rajput neighborhood, who come underneath the OBC class, the SHO mentioned. “Meghwal’s household has named the lady as one of many accused. Her husband, Mukesh, and different relations are accused within the case. We’ve got detained three individuals and investigation is underneath means,” he mentioned. Each households reside in Prempura village, police mentioned.

Banwari Lal mentioned, “The accused had threatened my son just a few days in the past.” The FIR has been registered underneath IPC Sections 302 (homicide), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent to restrict particular person), 147 (punishment for rioting), 149 (each member of illegal meeting responsible of offence dedicated in prosecution of frequent object), 120-B (punishment of prison conspiracy), together with Sections of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Because the information emerged, opposition BJP slammed the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress state authorities.

Criticising Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who’ve up to now visited BJP-ruled states to satisfy victims of atrocities in opposition to individuals from SC communities,

BJP state president Satish Poonia tweeted: “The state has now come into the class of high states when it comes to atrocities on Dalits. The incident in Pilibanga’s Prempura is reflective of this. Ashok Gehlot ji, cease this drama of being protectors of Dalits in different states. Priyanka Gandhi ji, Rahul Gandhi ji, do come right here typically as nicely to wipe the tears of Dalits.”

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