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MP dalit lynched on suspicion of hunting peacock

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : Jul 21, 2019, 6:15 am IST
Updated : Jul 21, 2019, 6:15 am IST

According to the police, locals chased a group of people when they found them fleeing with dead peacocks in the village.

The accused have been booked for murder, rioting and also under relevant provisions of the SC/ ST Atrocities Prevention Act.
 The accused have been booked for murder, rioting and also under relevant provisions of the SC/ ST Atrocities Prevention Act.

Bhopal: A dalit died on Friday night lynched by villagers in Lasudiya Atri under Hansa tehsil in Neemuch district in Madhya Pradesh on suspicion of hunting peacocks.

According to the police, locals chased a group of people when they found them fleeing with dead peacocks in the village.

The villagers were able to catch one of them, while others escaped.

The villagers beat the youth, identified as Hiralal Banchada, black and blue leaving him grievously wounded.

Some of them were seen taking video of the gory sight of the youth shrieking in pain while some people were dumping dead peacocks one after another on him. Another video showed people keeping dead peacocks on the side of the victim who laid motionless.

According to the Neemuch district superintendent of police Rakesh Sagar, the police rushed to the spot, after being informed by an unidentified person on the incident and brought the victim to the hospital, where he died.

Ten people were booked in connection with the incident. Nine of them were arrested on Saturday.

The accused have been booked for murder, rioting and also under relevant provisions of the SC/ ST Atrocities Prevention Act.

A separate case has been registered against the deceased, his son and two others under Wildlife Protection Act.

On July 18, a mentally challenged man was beaten by locals in Aklapur village under Raisen in MP on suspicion of kidnapping children. He was rushed to the local hospital where he died.

On July 17, timely action by the police saved a mentally challenged woman from falling victim to mob violence in a village close to district headquarters of Dewas in MP.

Locals were thrashing the woman on suspicion of lifting children, when the police reached the spot and rescued her.

Tags: wildlife protection act, hunting peacock
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