A 55-year-old man in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh was allegedly beaten to death by municipal council employees after he tried to stop them from clicking photos of women defecating in the open. He was allegedly kicked, punched and beaten with a stick. He died later at a hospital. The autopsy report says he died of heart failure.
A case of murder has been registered against the charged, but no arrests have been made up until this point.
The incident occurred near Bagwasa Kachi Basti area on Friday around 6.30 am the when a couple of ladies had gone to relieve themselves.
The officials of Pratapgarh town municipality were on their morning tour of the area when they saw the ladies excreting in the open. When they began taking their photos, Zafar Khan intervened and let them know not to take their photos.
The officials then brutally hit Mr Khan, as per the FIR filed by his sibling Noor Mohammed.
In his complaint, he has named four officials including Nagar Parishad commissioner Ashok Jain, Pratapgarh Kotwali police said.
Pratapgarh Superintendent of Police, Shivraj Meena stated, “We are investigating the case and a case has been registered against the four charged named in the FIR.”
The police have deployed personnel to maintain law and order in the area.