A mob allegedly beat a 28-year-old Dalit man to death in Alwar city in Rajasthan this week, after his motorcycle hit a woman, The Times of India reported on Saturday. Harish Jatav, who was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.
The police said the incident took place on Tuesday evening, around 7 pm on the Bhiwandi-Chopkani road. Angry residents thrashed Jatav, following which he fell unconscious. After treatment at a local hospital, Jatav was taken to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, where he died.
Alwar Superintendent of Police Paris Deshmukh, however, claimed that it was not a case of mob lynching, The Indian Express reported. “On July 16, Harish Jatav was on his way back from Bhiwadi when he met with an accident in Phalsa village with Hakeeman, 55, who was crossing the road,” Deshmukh said. “Next day, Hakeeman as well as Rattiram, Harish’s father, submitted separate complaints. In his complaint, Rattiram alleged that some people had assaulted Harish. Investigation so far, including accounts by independent eyewitnesses, does not point to a mob lynching.”
Jatav’s father alleged that a person called Umer Sher and his aides beat up the youth. On the other hand, Hakeeman’s husband Jamaludeen...