Updated: October 9, 2020 2:52:54 pm
A temple priest died after he was set on hearth by 5 individuals over a land dispute in Rajasthan’s Karauli district, police mentioned on Friday. Kailash Meena, the principle accused within the case, was arrested whereas a search is underway for the remaining individuals, officers added.
In a press assertion, Karauli police mentioned that the priest, Babu Lal Vaishnav, had earlier complained to the cops that Meena and his household had been attempting to seize the 15 bigha land which belongs to Radha Gopal temple in Bukna village. Vaishnav and his household had been engaged as clergymen right here and would additionally until the land involved, the discharge added.
“According to the complainant, on Wednesday morning, Vaishnav had an argument with Meena and his associates over some development that the latter was finishing up close to a hill. Later, the accused allegedly set the 60-year-old on hearth,” Prakash Chand, Additional Superintendent of Police, Karauli, informed The Indian Express.
He added that the priest was shifted to SMS hospital in Jaipur the place he succumbed to accidents on Thursday.
“Preliminary investigation means that the land the place the dispute happened belongs to the goovernment. A case has been registered 5 individuals, together with Meena,” Chand mentioned.
Karauli superintendent of police Mridul Kachawa mentioned efforts are underway to nab the remaining accused.
“Vaishnav succumbed to accidents on the SMS hospital in Jaipur. On the idea of his assertion earlier than his loss of life, a case underneath Section 302 (homicide) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered. The essential accused within the case has additionally been arrested,” he mentioned.
The opposition BJP slammed the Congress authorities over the incident and the rising variety of crimes in Rajasthan.
Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted: “The method the crime graph is rising within the state, it’s clear from it that ladies, youngsters, aged, Dalit, merchants, no person is secure right here. The Congress authorities within the state ought to get up from its deep sleep and provides these responsible robust punishment and supply swift justice to the household.”
Speaking to reporters, state BJP president Satish Poonia mentioned: “This case of a temple priest burnt alive proves that the regulation and order system within the state has collapsed and the criminals don’t have any concern of the regulation. Rajasthan Police’s punchline appears to have now modified to ‘Apradhi Mast, Janta Trast’ underneath Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
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