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In Raj, SC man ‘beaten to death’ over love affair

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Jaipur, October 10

A Scheduled Caste man was allegedly beaten to death by a group of men in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh over his love affair, following which four people were arrested and one minor detained, police said on Sunday.

Why Congress silent

Why is the Congress high command silent? Will Punjab and Chhattisgarh CMs go there and help the victim family with Rs50 lakh? Stop shedding crocodile tears in the name of Dalits. — Mayawati, BSP Chief

Efforts are on to nab other accused, they said. A sum of Rs 4.12 lakh had been approved by the district collector as compensation, DGP ML Lather said in a statement.

BSP supremo Mayawati took to Twitter to corner the ruling Congress over the incident. “Beating a Dalit until death in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh is sad and condemnable. Why is the Congress high command silent? Will Punjab and Chhattisgarh CMs go there and help the victim family with Rs 50 lakh? The BSP wants an answer. Otherwise, stop shedding crocodile tears in the name of the Dalits,” Mayawati tweeted.

ADGP (Crime) Ravi Prakash said the victim, Jagdish Meghwal, allegedly had an affair with his neighbour’s wife. Owing to a family dispute, she separated from her husband and on October 7, Jagdish had gone to meet the woman at her rented accommodation in Suratgarh.

Her husband and 10 others allegedly kidnapped Jagdish and took him to a farm house and thrashed him with sticks. The accused later dumped Jagdish outside his residence. By the time his family could act, Jagdish succumbed to his injuries, the officer said. — PTI

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