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Man Opposes Municipality Employees Clicking Defecating Women, Lynched

A middle-aged man was allegedly beaten to death by Municipality employees after he stopped them from clicking the photographs of women defecating open in Rajasthan's Pratpargh area.

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Updated:June 16, 2017, 8:53 PM IST
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Man Opposes Municipality Employees Clicking Defecating Women, Lynched
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Jaipur: A middle-aged man was allegedly beaten to death by Municipality employees after he stopped them from clicking the photographs of women defecating open in Rajasthan's Pratpargh area.

The incident occurred at around 6:30 am near Bagwasa Kachi Basti area where a few women had stepped out.

The municipality employees of Pratapgarh town municipality tried scaring away women and took photographs of women defecating in the open.

When Zafar Khan saw these people intimidating and trying to click their photos, he intervened.

In retaliation, municipality employees kicked, punched and beat Khan with a stick, which led to his death, according to the FIR lodged by Khan's elder brother Noor Mohammed.

Noor has lodged a complaint against Kamal Harijan, Ritesh Harijan, Manish Harijan, Nagar Parishad commissioner Ashok Jain and others following police have registered a case of murder, Pratapgarh Kotwali police said.

Pratapgarh Superintendent of Police, Shivraj Meena said, "We are getting the matter investigated and a case has been registered against four named accused in the FIR".

SHO, Pratapgarh Kotwali, Mangilal Bishnoi said that the body has been kept at district hospital for postmortem. Police have been deployed considering the matter sensitive and to maintain law and order. "We are investigating the case and no arrests have been made so far," he said.

(With inputs from PTI)
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