56-year-old Dalit farmer thrashed, beheaded for not sharing water pipe in UP

56-year-old Dalit farmer thrashed, beheaded for not sharing water pipe in UP

Updated Sep 23, 2020

Bareilly: A 56-year-old Dalit farmer was allegedly thrashed to death in Budaun district of Uttar Pradesh after he refused to share a water pipe. The man was allegedly beheaded by another farmer who lives in the area. The accused did not stop even as some of the locals rushed to the spot.

The deceased was identified as Natthu Lal Jatav. Jatav was allegedly beheaded by Roop Kishore on Monday. He was a marginal farmer in Din Nagar Sheikhpur village which is located around 20 kilometres away from Budaun. On the day of the incident, Kishore asked Jatav if he could share water from one of the pipes he was using for irrigation. Jatav allegedly refused to do the same. Kishore allegedly started abusing Jatav and they had an argument.

Accused thrashed victim, beheaded him with spade 

Kishore started thrashing Jatav with a stick, following which, some of the locals rushed to the spot and intervened. During this time, Kishore saw a spade and attacked Jatav. Kishore allegedly beheaded the 56-year-old farmer with the spade, The Times of India reported.

The eyewitnesses said that they fled from the spot in fear. The deceased man’s son Ompal said that he was working with his father in the evening but he had gone home for dinner when Kishore approached him (Jatav). Ompal added, “Around midnight, Mahinder (a local) came to our house and told me Roop Kishore had killed my father. I rushed there, hoping he was wrong. I saw my father’s beheaded body lying in the fields. ”

Ompal alleged that other people were also involved in his father’s murder. He alleged that the prime accused had also fled from the spot. The police, however, found Kishore in a forest nearby. The body of the deceased was handed over to his family after the post-mortem.

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