Man lynched for fishing near the Temple

A man succumbed to his injuries after allegedly being beaten up by villagers for fishing near a temple in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district last week, Hindustan Times reported. Following the incident, a case of murder was filed against unidentified people by the police, but no one has been arrested yet, the report added. According to the police, 22-year-old victim Azhar Khan had gone to the banks of Ruparel river in Kheri village on 17 September along with three others, when some people purportedly stopped them. While three of them ended up escaping, the mob caught hold of Azhar and beat him up with bamboo sticks. admitted to the district hospital in Chittorgarh and subsequently taken to Udaipur medical college, where he died on 22 September.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

FIR was filed by Victim's uncle, no arrests have been made so far

Investigating agency State police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Murder 302 IPC Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: September 17, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Azhar Khan
    Name of Perpetrator Unknown
    State Rajasthan
    District/City Chittorgarh
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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