Activist Zafar Khan lynched to death in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh for objecting photography of women defecating in open

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.

By: PTI | Jaipur | Published:June 17, 2017 1:28 am
Pratapgarh activist lynched, Zafar Khan lynched, Bagwasa Kachi Basti lynching incident, Pratapgarh police on Zafar Khan lynching, indian express news Municipality employees in Pratapgarh town on Friday beat a middle-aged man to death when he allegedly tried to stop them from scaring women defecating in the open and taking their photographs. (Source: Google Maps)

Municipality employees in Pratapgarh town on Friday beat a middle-aged man to death when he allegedly tried to stop them from scaring women defecating in the open and taking their photographs. The incident happened near Bagwasa Kachi Basti area at around 6:30 am where few women had gone to attend nature’s call. The municipality employees of Pratapgarh town municipality tried scaring away women and took photographs of women defecating in the open. It was then that Zafar Khan intervened and tried stopping municipality employees from taking pictures.

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.

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    stanley pereira
    Jun 27, 2017 at 8:54 am
    OMG.....what's happening. ....is India safe haven for minorities in coming times. Are we living in dark ages.
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      Hawk Fishes
      Jun 17, 2017 at 10:25 am
      Me feeling shame to read this and to comment but could not stop myself while reading this insult of women in the country of "Bharat Mata" These muni lity employees of Pratap-garh town should be dragged with there wives and sisters on the same place and make them all to sit side by side in the defecating position and then their photos should be taken and post on the face book and on whats-up . Y KUTEY KI AULAD TERI BAHEN BAHEN AUR DUSRON KI BAHEN BIWIYAN KUCHRA ? HARAM ZADON KO kadi se kadi saza dena chahiye . But me sure no action will be taken becoz u too know . Jiske haat lathy bhains usiki .
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        Syed Shahabuddin
        Jun 17, 2017 at 10:24 am
        Me feeling shame to read this and to comment but could not stop myself while reading this insult of women in the country of "Bharat Mata" These muni lity employees of Pratap-garh town should be dragged with there wives and sisters on the same place and make them all to sit side by side in the defecating position and then their photos should be taken and post on the face book and on whats-up . Y KUTEY KI AULAD TERI BAHEN BAHEN AUR DUSRON KI BAHEN BIWIYAN KUCHRA ? HARAM ZADON KO kadi se kadi saza dena chahiye . But me sure no action will be taken becoz u too know . Jiske haat lathy bhains usiki .
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          Nixon Augustin
          Jun 17, 2017 at 5:15 am
          One achievement of Modi no one can deny, bringing jungle rai all over India. what a shame.
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            babu
            Jun 17, 2017 at 3:06 am
            So where they suppose to go his house? or modee'should house or Salman' house
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              Raj
              Jun 17, 2017 at 3:43 am
              They are supposed to go in THEIR HOUSE - India is not their private bathroom! Govt is providing money to build toilets and these ANIMALS go outside. They should be punished. Because of people like YOU - that after 70 years of independence we are still teaching people how to use toilets!
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                Real bakchod
                Jun 17, 2017 at 5:50 am
                How can one argue with you, when you call human beings as animals. Right Wrong is very subjective. If you have never pee'ed in public, not any of your relative has done same... and no one you know has done it... then above comment is legit. We are animals. Its called empathy. With same logic, murder with first degree intent to harm has a capital punishment. And your so called animal society becomes soft on those who killed this guy..... why dont you call our system and other people Animal.... so many double standards my friend... so many double standards...
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                  Sahir
                  Jun 18, 2017 at 6:09 am
                  Good.. above all is humanity. Is killing justified for one community for others it's terrorism. Good great India. Nobody wants to see the truth!!!
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                Sujatha Selvam
                Jun 17, 2017 at 2:38 am
                Rajasthan is now turned into a jungle Raj.
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                  Raj
                  Jun 17, 2017 at 3:44 am
                  So Opening you pant and doing it on public road is not "jungle Raj" ?
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                    Hawk Fishes
                    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:30 am
                    Nearly 40 crores of people in India do not have the facility of Toilets and bath rooms , is this not "JUNGLE RAJ"
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                  MyTake
                  Jun 17, 2017 at 2:35 am
                  Utter Lawlessness! While Muni lity people had good intention but how they can kill a person?
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                    Indian1timetrader
                    Jun 17, 2017 at 2:29 am
                    Edu de toilet , for her, contains more spirit (>12 ) than other fragnancy marketing types:wrong?
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