In yet another serious incident of mob violence, a police constable was beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district on Saturday.
The deceased Abdul Gani, 45, who hailed from Bhilwara and was posted at the Bhim Police Station, had gone to Hameli ki Ber for probing a land dispute.
He was seriously injured after a mob attacked him following an argument over encroachment.
He was later taken to a community health centre where he succumbed to his injuries.
According to reports, Labhuram Vishnoi, station house officer of Bhim police station, said, “While talking to the parties involved in encroachments on the land, there was a dispute and Gani was attacked by the unidentified persons.
“The attackers fled and some passers-by called a 108 ambulance in which the policeman was taken to a community health centre where he succumbed to injuries”, the SHO added.
While the local SP Bhuvan Bhushan was quoted as saying that he was attacked while he was on his way back home.
“He (Gani) was returning from the village on his motorcycle when some unidentified persons attacked him with sticks” he said.
The incident has shocked the state’s police department. Senior officers were rushed to the spot of incident and many reached the hospital where Gani died.
The state has been in headlines for such incidents. In an earlier incident, Pehlu Khan and his two sons were also beaten by a mob of cow vigilantes in Alwar in 2017 while they were ferrying their cattle and beaten to pulp on suspicion of cow smuggling.
Last year, Rakbar Khan was beaten by a mob on suspicion of cattle smuggling. He was taken into custody by the police where he died of injuries.