Rajsamand, July 13: A Rajasthan Police Constable was beaten to death in Rajsamand district on Saturday, July 13, in the latest case of mob violence in the state. Head Constable identified as 45-year-old Gani Mohammad, a resident of Kunwariya, was probing a land dispute at Brar area of Bhim when a mob attacked him after an argument over encroachment. Mob Lynching is Crime, No Matter What The Motive is, Says PM Narendra Modi.
The cop was gravely injured in the attack. He was taken to the local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The incident has shocked the state police department. Senior officials reached the incident spot in order to identify the accused. Meanwhile, a probe has been launched into the matter. Lynching in India: Understanding Mob Violence and The Psychology Behind The Killings.
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Rajsamand: Head Constable Gani Mohammad who was allegedly attacked when he went to investigate a land dispute in Bhim today, has died during treatment at the hospital. Investigation underway. #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/uYTPjrHnYx
— ANI (@ANI) July 13, 2019
"He was returning from the village on his motorcycle when four-five unidentified persons attacked him with sticks," Superintendent of Police Bhuvan Bhushan said. A post-mortem will be conducted on Sunday. Gani's family has been informed about the incident.
This is not the first incident of mob violence reported from the state. Last year, Rakbar Khan was beaten by an unidentified mob on suspicion of cattle smuggling. He was taken to police custody, where he died of his injuries. In 2017, Pehlu Khan, who was transporting cows that he had brought in the cattle fair in Jaipur was attacked by the mob. He also succumbed to his injuries.