Madhya Pradesh: 50-year-old Dalit farm worker beaten to death in Guna for refusing to share matchbox
Bhopal: In a shocking incident reported from Guna district of Uttar Pradesh, a 50-year-old Dalit farm worker was beaten to death after he refused to share his matchbox with two men to light cigarettes.
The accused have been identified as Yash Yadav and Ankesh Yadav. The incident took place in Guna’s Karod village, 180-km from Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal.
The victim identified as Lalji Ram Ahirwar was thrashed by the two men after an argument over sharing the matchbox with the accused. The accused attacked the Dalit farmer with sticks, according to a report in NDTV online.
The victim was admitted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. According to Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), TS Baghel, “Yash Yadav and Ankesh Yadav attacked Lalji Ram Ahirwar with sticks for denying a matchbox. He got severely injured. He was admitted to Guna district hospital but died of his injuries.”
Police have arrested the two accused and filed a case of murder against them. Meanwhile, the state government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 8.25 lakhs to the kin of the victim.
The accused have also been booked under the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act.
In another incident in July this year, a Dalit couple allegedly consumed poison while they were being evicted from their homes following alleged encroachment on government land in Guna. Later, MP CM ordered the removal of Guna collector and the Superintendent of Police from their posts.
Courtesy : Timesnownews.com