Dalit beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar for 'stealing' water pump; police charge 10 charge with murder

Kota: 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.

Press Trust of India September 22, 2019 17:32:03 IST
Dalit beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar for 'stealing' water pump; police charge 10 charge with murder
  • 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 unidentified men

  • The victim's body was handed over to his family on Saturday after a post-mortem

Kota: 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.

Dalit beaten to death in Rajasthans Jhalawar for stealing water pump police charge 10 charge with murder

Representational image. Getty Images

The incident took place in the Ghatoli area on Saturday morning, when a 60-year-old man, his 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, the SHO said.

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 unidentified men, the SHO said. Dhulichand's body was handed over to his family on Saturday after a post-mortem, the officer said.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

IPL 2020: Shane Warne returns to Rajasthan Royals as mentor ahead of new season
First Cricket News

IPL 2020: Shane Warne returns to Rajasthan Royals as mentor ahead of new season

Warne, who was the Royals skipper when they clinched the Indian Premier League cup in its inaugural edition in 2008, will join the team in the UAE and also represent the club as its ambassador.

IPL 2020: Not surprised with Rahul Tewatia's five sixes, says childhood coach Vijay Yadav
First Cricket News

IPL 2020: Not surprised with Rahul Tewatia's five sixes, says childhood coach Vijay Yadav

Sunday was a 'day of Rahuls' in IPL when the lesser-known Tewatia from Haryana's Sihi village stole the thunder from the uber-cool India star KL Rahul, striking five sixes in an over from Sheldon Cottrell that changed the course of RR's match against Kings XI Punjab.

IPL 2020 Rajasthan Royals Preview: Ben Stokes' likely absence may hurt RR's quest for restart
First Cricket News

IPL 2020 Rajasthan Royals Preview: Ben Stokes' likely absence may hurt RR's quest for restart

Royals' biggest worry has been their inability to finish games and not winning the crunch moments in the matches. The Aussie duo of Smith and McDonald will be aiming to fix it this season. But Stokes' absence will make this problem even more challenging.