Tuesday, October 11, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Man beaten to death for affair



Man beaten to death for affair
TNN | Oct 11, 2011, 02.40AM IST

JAIPUR: A 25-year-old youth, who eloped with a married woman in the
past, was beaten to death by the woman's three brothers in Hanumangarh
district on Sunday. The victim, hailing from a dalit community, was
tied to a tree and bashed up by the three men. All three were

According to the police, the incident took place in Dholipal village
on Sunday morning. "The youth, Prahlad alias Bablu, had an affair with
a married woman of the same village. The woman was not in good terms
with her husband," said SP, Hanumangarh, Balmukund Varma.

In fact, the two had eloped from the village about three months ago.
"The family members of the woman lodged an FIR against Bablu alleging
that he kidnapped her," said the officer.

The police later found the woman and arrested Bablu. "A chargesheet
had been filed against him. He was recently released on bail," said
the officer.

He added that Bablu was spotted by the woman's three brothers - Pintu,
Devendra and Sandeep - in the village on Sunday morning.

"They had threatened him not to return to the village. But when they
saw him again, they tied him to a tree in the middle of the village
and started beating him with iron rods and sticks," said the officer.

The three men kept bashing up the victim till he fell unconscious.
They then fled from the spot, thinking that he was dead.

"Some villagers informed the police following which a team from the
local police station rushed to the village. He was first taken to
Hanumangarh and then referred to Bikaner. But he died on the way,"
said SP Varma.

On the way, when Bablu gained consciousness for a while, he told the
police about what happened. "He named the three brothers. He also
accused them of abusing him on the basis of his caste. They were
arrested for homicide as well as under the SC/ST Atrocities Act," said
the officer.

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