Second arrest in Karauli priest case; BJP chief Kapil Mishra meets sufferer’s household : The Tribune India

Jaipur, October 11

A second arrest was made on Sunday in reference to the Karauli incident the place a priest died after allegedly being set afire by landgrabbers.

Controversial BJP chief Kapil Mishra met the members of the family of the sufferer at Bukana village and supplied them Rs 25 lakh as help collected from the general public.

The incident which occurred on Wednesday has triggered a confrontation between the BJP and the Congress, which is in energy within the state.

Police arrested Dilkhush alias Dillu within the priest homicide case, Hindaun Deputy Superintendent of Police Kishori Lal Mehrania mentioned.

On Saturday, accused Kailash Meena was taken into custody.

He mentioned each the accused had been arrested beneath IPC Part 302 (homicide).

Mishra, who has been mired in an argument over his speeches made within the days earlier than the Northeast Delhi riots in February, consoled the members of the family of priest Babu Lal Vaishnav and promised all of them attainable assist.

“It’s a very painful incident, and I really feel that nobody ought to see such form of struggling,” Mishra informed the reporters after assembly the priest’s household.

He mentioned Rs 25 lakh can be transferred to the account of the priest’s kin.

“We won’t solely give monetary assist to the household however have additionally given a promise to carry their hand and make them stand on their toes once more in order that they will transfer ahead,” the previous AAP MLA mentioned.

Vaishnav was attacked on Wednesday and died on the SMS Hospital a day later.

It’s alleged that 5 folks, who had been making an attempt to occupy cultivated land close to the temple, set him ablaze after spraying petrol.

The priest was cremated on Saturday after his household relented following an assurance from the administration on their calls for.

The Congress on Sunday mentioned these making comparisons between the incidents in Hathras and Karauli had been doing so for “vested political pursuits”.

It mentioned whereas justice was not completed in Uttar Pradesh, immediate motion was taken in Rajasthan.

In UP’s Hathras, a 19-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by 4 upper-caste males on September 14 and she or he succumbed to accidents at a Delhi hospital a fortnight later.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had met the members of the family of the Hathras sufferer.

The BJP had hit out on the Congress over incidents of crime in Rajasthan, saying legislation and order within the state has “gone for a toss” and requested Rahul Gandhi to concentrate to it as a substitute of visiting BJP-ruled states for “political tourism”.

Requested in regards to the two incidents at a press convention in Delhi, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi mentioned, “Let me be very clear that to match as is being completed by innuendo and insinuation by vested political pursuits, between Karauli and Hathras, is to make a mockery of justice.”

“Each homicide, and it’s the highest crime in our penal e-book, is despicable, dastardly and have to be condemned, be it Hathras and be it Karauli. However that’s not the purpose. Did you’ve got a midnight cremation in Karauli? Reply is ‘No’. Did you’ve got it in UP? Reply is ‘Sure’….

“One is justice, one is injustice. So earlier than you make comparisons, search your soul and don’t assume the folks of India are fools,” Singhvi mentioned. — PTI


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