“Dalit hai, Dalit bankar reh,” (You are a Dalit, act like one) read the first paragraph of the letter. The accused threatened that they had let her off before, but won’t be spared the next time. “Agli bar tere andar itni goli hongi, dekhte hai tereko kaun bachata hai, abb marne ke liye tayyar hoja (next time there will be so many bullets inside you that no one would be able to save you, be ready to die),” it said.
District SP Devendra Kumar Bishnoi said that prima facie the police have not recovered any empty shells to indicate the firing yet, but an intensive probe was underway.
The accused also pasted a poster with a large photo of Koli, crossed by a blue marker with two cartridges affixed on either side. They also pinned a letter on the poster which warned of dire consequences in the future.
Bishnoi said cartridges were recovered from the poster and an FSL examination would be conducted. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also spoke to Koli over the phone on Wednesday. “The DGP, principal secretary, home department, has been directed to take strict action after (a) thorough investigation of the incident. To investigate the incident, a team of SOG from Jaipur will go to Bharatpur and investigate the case,” he tweeted. The SIT will be led by SP (SOG) Manish Tripathi and includes additional SP (Bharatpur) Vandita Rana, circle officer (Bayana) Ajay Sharma, additional SP Gumana Ram, police inspectors Mohan Lal Poswal and Pooran Singh.