Rajasthan: Man killed by civic officials was protecting wife, daughter

Rajasthan: Man killed by civic officials was protecting wife, daughter

Rajasthan: Man killed by civic officials was protecting wife, daughter

Twitter didn't take kindly to Raje's use of the word "demise", saying that Khan was murdered. "Investigation is on - justice shall prevail".

Five officials of the Pratapgarh municipal council allegedly beat a man to death for preventing them from taking photographs of women defecating in the open, said reports. It may be pertinent to mention that the CM has been slow to condemn such incidents of violence.

According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the younger of Khan's two daughters, Sabra said, "It was about 6:30 am and we had gone for latrine [to relieve ourselves] when the vehicle of municipal officials came".

"What a sorry state of affairs, when the CM stoops down to divert the issue".

Members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) with whom Zaffar Khan was working as an activist and was working for the construction of toilets in the slum's households have also criticised Raje's tweet. Died as a result of lynching by Govt officials!

In his complaint, he has named five officials including Nagar Parishad commissioner Ashok Jain, Pratapgarh Kotwali police said.

"Prima facie it looks like a case of cardiac arrest but details would only be known after we get the post-mortem report", he added. The incident happened near Bagwasa Kachi Basti area at around 6:30 am where few women had gone to attend nature's call and municipality employees of Pratapgarh town, engaged in the Swachh Bharat campaign, reportedly tried to take their photographs in order to deter them from defecating in the open.

Objecting to civic body officials on the ground that they were possibly outraging the modesty of women by taking pictures of open defecation has cost a man his life in Rajasthan.

"We have lodged an FIR under IPC section 302 (murder) against Nagar Parishad Commissioner Ashok Jain and municipal employees Kamal Harijan, Ritesh Harijan and Manish Harijan following a complaint by the family of Zafar Hussain, 44, who died on Friday morning after an alleged assault by these government employees, " said Pratapgarh Station House Officer Mangi Lal Bishnoi.

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