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Sangh outfit burns student to death

Betul (M.P.): A student who earlier belonged to Bajrang Dal, the militant wing of Sangh Parivar, subsequently left this organisation and joined National Students Union of India which is backed by the Congress Party. His erstwhile colleagues could not tolerate this and they set him on fire after sprinkling kerosene on him. Four days later he succumbed to the burn injuries and died on 4 September in a hospital.

During treatment, the 20-year-old student named Rahul Joshi told the police that on 31 August his old friends were pressurising him to quit NSUI and rejoin the Bajrang Dal. On his refusal, they sprinkled kerosene on him and set him on fire. After struggling for four days with life and death, he ultimately died. He also told the police that before being set on fire he was beaten by those people on three or four occasions for deserting the BD.

Police arrested the four persons named by him who belonged to BD and ABVP, the student wing of the Sangh. According to police, the day he was set on fire, the four persons named by him were arrested for attempt to murder and presented in court but after his death section 302 of IPC (murder) was invoked against them.

MG News Desk

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 October 2012 on page no. 3

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