Elderly man lynched on suspicion of being Muslim: After the body of a deranged man was found in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh, his relatives have complained to the police that a video has surfaced in which a man is repeatedly slapping the victim while asking him for his identity. According to the police, the deceased Bhanwarlal Jain was a resident of Sarsi village in Ratlam district and had gone missing on May 15 after attending a religious program in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.
Jain elderly man lynched on suspicion of being Muslim
Officials said that Jain was found dead on Friday morning on Rampura Road under Manasa police station area of Neemuch district. The Madhya Pradesh Congress alleged that the person who slapped the victim in the video is a local BJP leader and action should be taken against him. In the video, the accused can be seen repeatedly slapping the victim, asking for his Aadhar card and asking him if his name is Mohammad.
Police registered case
Manasa police station in-charge KL Dangi said, “After performing the last rites of the deceased, his relatives came to know about the purported video and informed the police.” After the video surfaced, the police registered a case under sections 302 (murder) and 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and started investigation. According to Dangi, according to preliminary information, the person seen in the video has been identified as Dinesh Kushwaha, a resident of Manasa. He told that the person who assaulted the victim and the person who made his video are absconding.
Digvijay said – Accused is BJP leader
Dangi said, “The video was probably recorded on May 19, but further investigation is on.” Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh in a tweet called the accused Dinesh Kushwaha a BJP leader. He said, “I have got information that a case has been registered against BJP leader Dinesh Kushwaha under section 302 of IPC. Let’s see if there is an arrest or not.”
BJP said – The party has no connection with the accused
When asked about Congress’s allegations, state BJP secretary Rajnish Agarwal said, “The incident is unfortunate. The accused is an accused and it has nothing to do with party politics. Those involved in such acts will not be spared by the state government. Our party believes in the rule of law. Agarwal alleged that the previous Congress governments were involved in shielding criminals. At the same time, State Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that a case has been registered against Kushwaha and investigation of the incident is going on.