A police constable was killed by a mob in a Rajasthan village when he went there for investigation. Forty-eight-year-old Head Constable Abdul Gani who is from Kunwariya was probing a land dispute in Hamela Ki Ber in Rajasthan. He was posted in Bhim Police Station.
When Gani went to the village, a mob attacked him over the issue of encroachment. Gani was seriously injured in the attack. He was rushed to a hospital in Bhim area but he succumbed to injuries after he reached the place, an officer said.
Rajesh Gupta, Additional SP spoke about the Head Constable's killing. "Prima facie it appears that unknown miscreants beat him up while he was investigating a case, he received a severe injury on his head that led to his death. No arrests have been made yet, a probe underway," he said.
Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot tweeted expressing condolences to the cop's family and said that the police has been told to fast-track the investigation. "I strongly condemn the incident in the wake of the death of the Head Constable in Rajsamand district of the state. My condolences are with the bereaved families at this sad moment. The administration has been instructed to investigate the case expeditiously and take strict action against the attackers," he tweeted.
A fortnight ago, in a horrific incident, a female forest range officer Anitha was attacked in Sirpur, Telangana by a mob allegedly led by party's MLA Koneru Konappa's brother Krishna. In the visuals, it shows the mob attacking the officer who is standing atop a tractor with lathis. The security forces later come and try to bring the situation under control. Anitha had identified Krishna as the man who hit her and led the mob, and claimed that he is the brother of TRS MLA.
She had said that she was there to supervise a plantation drive for an afforestation programme. The degraded forest land was selected by Forest Department for raising of compensatory afforestation plantation for Kaleshwaram project. The official letter by the forest officer has said that few villagers of Sarsala arrived in mob and started using filthy language and also attacked Forest Range officer Anitha. It clearly mentioned Konaru Krishna who is the Chairman Zila Parishad as the one attacking the Forest officer.