Rajasthan: Cop beaten to death by mob during investigation

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Updated: July 14, 2019 11:18:04 AM

Abdul Gani, 48, who was posted at the Bhim Police Station. He was attacked by a mob while he was investigating a land dispute case in Bhim block’s Brargram panchayat.

Rajasthan Police Abdul Gani was posted at the Bhim Police Station. He was attacked by a mob during an investigation of a land dispute case.

A police official in Rajasthan was beaten to death on Saturday in Rajsamand district by a violent mob. According to police, a PTI report said, the deceased has been identified as Abdul Gani, 48, who was posted at the Bhim Police Station.

The incident took place when Gani had gone to Hamela Ki Ber village in Bhim block’s Brargram panchayat to investigate a land dispute case. Police said that while talking to the parties involved in the case, there was a dispute and Gani was attacked by the unidentified persons when he was returning from the village on his motorcycle. The attackers were armed with sticks.

“He was returning from the village on his motorcycle when some 4-5 unidentified persons attacked him with sticks,” Superintendent of Police Bhuvan Bhushan told PTI.

The attackers fled immediately, the report said, adding that some passers-by who spotted Gani’s body lying in a pool of blood called a 108 ambulance and rushed the cop to a hospital in Bhim area for medical relief. Gani, a resident of Kuwariya in Rajsamand town, had received severe head injuries in the attack and succumbed to injuries at the hospital.

“It appears that unknown miscreants thrashed him while he was investigating a case. He received serious injuries including on his head that led to his death. No arrest has been made so far. A probe is underway to ascertain more details,” ASP Rajesh Gupta told ANI.

Police said that it was not a case of mob lynching and they are scanning CCTV footage to identify those involved in the crime. The post-mortem will be conducted on Sunday and then the body will handed over to the family of the cop.

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