A 32-year-old tribal man was allegedly burnt alive for not returning Rs 5,000, which he borrowed from an accused throughout lockdown in Guna district, 214 km north of Bhopal, on Friday late night time, mentioned police.
The sufferer, Vijay Sahariya, a resident of Ukawad Khurd village of the district, was rushed to a district hospital the place he died whereas present process remedy.
Police arrested the accused Radheshyam Lodha, a resident of Ukawad Khurd village, beneath part 302 (homicide) of the IPC and beneath related sections of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on Friday late night time, mentioned Rajesh Kumar Singh, superintendent of police (SP), Guna.
The SP mentioned, “The farm labourer Vijay Sahariya had borrowed Rs 5,000 from a farmer Radheshyam Lodha, who used to offer cash to individuals on curiosity, in Might this 12 months as the previous was dealing with a troublesome time on account of lockdown. Sahariya began working at Lodha’s agricultural land and when he requested for his fee Lodha refused to offer and demanded his a reimbursement. Sahariya was requesting him to offer his fee after deducting Rs 5,000 however Lodha was unmoved.”
“On Friday night time, they once more had a dialogue over this matter and after a heated argument, Lodha beat Sahariya up. Lodha introduced a can of kerosene oil from his home and poured the oil on Sahariya’s physique. Lodha set Sahariya on hearth. When Sahariya cried for assist, the villagers rushed to the spot and tried to douse the hearth,” mentioned the officer.
He was rushed to the district hospital the place he died whereas present process remedy, he added.
In his assertion to the police on the hospital, Sahariya accused Lodha. When police arrested Lodha, he confessed his crime, mentioned TS Baghel, further superintendent of police, Guna.
Guna collector Kumar Purshottam offered a monetary assist of Rs 20,000 to carry out final rites to the household. “The sufferer’s household will even be offered a monetary assist of Rs eight.50 lakh beneath SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, mentioned the collector.