Muslim youths kill tribal man for taking water from tubewell

    10-Nov-2022   
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A 46-year-old tribal man was beaten to death reportedly by people belonging to the Muslim community over a drawing of water from a tubewell in Rajasthan's Jodhpur. The deceased has been identified as Kishanlal Bheel.
 
Muslim youths kill tribal 
 
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The incident took place in Bhomiyaji ki Ghati in Soorsagar. The accused did not allow Kishanlal Bheel's family members to take him to a hospital. Kishanlal Bheel's brother Ashok alleged that the accused even hurled casteist slurs, PTI reported.
 
After the incident, three people — Shakeel, Nasir, and Bablu — have been arrested and booked under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
“The search for others involved in the incident is on,” SHO, Soorsagar Police Station, Gautam Dotasara said.
 
After the incident, Bheel's family and community members staged a protest and refused to perform his last rites. They even demanded the immediate arrest of all the accused.
 
The victim's brother has alleged that some of the locals, including the three detained, have control over the tubewell installed in the locality. They have also fitted a pump on it and do not let others to use it.