A 24-year-old Dalit man was set on fire in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. The youth named Dhaniram Ahirwar suffered 60% burn in the attack by around 15-20 men. He is currently undergoing treatment at Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal, Aajtak News reported.
According to media reports, after a dispute over some issues, a group of people including Chuttu, Azzu Pathan, Kallu and Irfan assaulted Dhaniram and his family members, after that, they surrounded him, poured kerosene on him and set him to fire. It is alleged that around 15 to 20 persons from the Muslim community were involved in this crime.
The police have registered a case under sections 294, 323, 452, 307 of the IPC and also under the SC/ST Act against Chuttu, Azzu Pathan, Kallu and Irfan. Three of them have been arrested by police in the case, while the fourth is absconding.
Sagar MLA Shailendra Jain said that despite a fight between the two sides two days, police took no action, and this resulted in the incident. He added that the accused are fearless, and there is no law and order in the state.