Man who tried to immolate self in Pokhran dies
Jaisalmer: A 40-year-old man who tried immolating himself at Pokhran police station succumbed to his burn injuries in Jodhpur on Monday.
Girdhari Lal Bheel was disturbed as his water tank was damaged by Ramdeora sarpanch and others at his field on Sunday.
Based on the statement given by a witness, police arrested two persons, including the sarpanch, and search is on for three more people.
Jaisalmer collector Ashish Modi has ordered a high-level investigation into the matter and ordered to provide compensation as per rules to the family of the deceased. The body was haded over to the family after post-mortem.
SP Ajay Singh said that Bheel set himself afire and ran inside the police station. He was referred to Jodhpur where he died on Monday while undergoing treatment as he had suffered over 60% burns. Ramdeora sarpanch Samundra Singh and Madho Singh were arrested under Sections 306, 323, 143, 427, 447 and under SC/ST Act. Three more culprits are absconding, he added.
The SP said that Bheel was a resident of Sihada police station area in Baap and was currently residing at his field in Ramdeora.
According to his statement, he was getting plastering work done inside the water tank in his field when Sarpanch Samundra Singh and Jabbar Singh Tanwar along with 15 others reached his field and damaged the tank. They also assaulted him. He went to the SDM’s office to lodge protest, but it was closed and later he decided to immolate himself while entering the police station.
Collector Modi, however, said the disputed land was measured thrice and the water tank that Bheel was constructing was not on his own land. He was adamant on building the tank on the spot. There was no discrepancy on part of the revenue department employees, but still a high-level investigation into the matter has been ordered, he added.