Station House Officer (SHO) burnt alive by mob in Jaipur

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  1. Someoneforyou

    Someoneforyou Regular Member

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    SHO burnt alive by mob in Jaipur
    India - 18 March 2011

    JAIPUR: Reflecting poorly on the already deteriorating law and order situation in the state, a protest turned violent claiming two lives, including a station house officer (SHO) of the Sawai Madhopur's Mantown police station, who was burnt alive by mob, on Thursday. Sixteen cops were also injured in the stone pelting by the mob.

    The mob turned violent after a student leader, protesting police inaction in a theft and murder case, set himself on fire and jumped off a water tank in Surwal village, near Sawai Madhopur.

    Tension erupted after two student leaders - Rajesh Meena and Banwari Lal Meena - climbed on to a water tank in Surwal village at 8.30 am. The duo demanded immediate arrest of the accused in the Datha Devi (65) murder case. On February 9, 2011, unidentified persons had cut off the legs of Datha Devi to rob her of her silver anklets.

    All attempts by the district administration to bring the duo down failed. The duo spent hours on the tank and also threatened to committee suicide if the police did not make any arrests till 5 pm. As the deadline arrived, 23-year-old Rajesh set himself on fire and jumped off the tank. He died of burn injuries at a hospital.

    Thousands of supporters gathered at the spot within no time, the mob pelting stones at the police deployed in the area. As mob fury spread, a police vehicle was set on fire, in which circle inspector Mantown police station Phool Mohammed was sitting along with his team.

    Witnessing the pandemonium nearly two dozens of policemen who were in the village since morning, fled from the scene. The SHO's charred body was removed from the burnt vehicle by some policemen.

    Confirming the incident, director general of police, Harish Chandra Meena told TOI, "We have sent a team which includes two officers IG (law and order) Ramphool Singh and IG (crime) Nekchand Meena to Sawaimadhopur and at least 10 teams of the police forces were reaching the tension hit city of the state to contain the situation," he added.

    Supporters of the student leader jammed the Jaipur-Sawaimadhopur highway and ransacked shops and other business establishments in the city. Section 144 was promulgated in and around Sawai Madhopur. During the confrontation the police force also resorted air fire yet the number of angry mob kept multiplying. There were reports of more police causalities but senior police officers did not confirm it as five policemen went missing after the incident.

    The police later resorted to police firing at anothe mob who had blocked Surpur-Sawai Madhopur Road, making it difficult for the police to take the injured to the hospital. One youth sustained bullet injuries and was referred to SMS Hospital in Jaipur. Meanwhile, the moment news of death of Mohammed came at Sanjay Nagar locality in Jaipur thousands of members of his community gathered at his house and shouted slogans.

    Source: The Times of India
  3. malluowl

    malluowl Regular Member

    Nov 28, 2010
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    This is India, and I bet no one who committed this crime will ever get punished.

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