Dalit man’s body exhumed for autopsy

first_imgA day after an FIR was lodged in connection with the death and burial of a 22-year-old Dalit man in the Sirka area of the district, the police on Friday exhumed the body in the presence of a magistrate and sent it for autopsy, official sources said. Mukesh Ram was allegedly beaten up by three men around 12 days ago. He succumbed to his injuries a week later. In a complaint filed on Thursday, Mukesh’s elder sister Champa Kumari said the three men not only assaulted his brother, but also forced her family members to bury the body, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Radha Prem Kishore said. “Mukesh, who was allegedly beaten up on July 23, underwent primary treatment at a local hospital and returned home. A week later, however, his condition deteriorated and he died on the way to hospital,” Mr. Kishore said quoting the FIR.Ms. Kumari also alleged that her family was not allowed to perform the last rites of her brother. Minutes after Ms. Kumari filed the police complaint on Thursday, representatives of various socio-religious organisations, along with local people, gheraoed the Ramgarh police station, demanding immediate arrest of the accused, the officer said. Two of the three accused have been identified as Samir Ansari and Ashique Ansari, the SDPO said. “All three are at large and a team of officers is looking for them. The police are also trying to ascertain the reason behind the assault.”last_img

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