‘Was God’s command’ killer on lynching two minors to death

Bhopal: In yet another shocking incident two Dalit minors were lynched to death after they were found defecating in the open.

The minors aged around 10 – 12 years were lynched to death in Shivpuri district’s village Bhavkhedi on Wednesday morning after they were found defecating in the open by one of the accused who had objected to their act, HT reports.

Reports claim accused Hakim Yadav and Rameshwar Yadav, both belonged to the same village and have been arrested. Before killing the minors, the accused had captured pictures on their mobile phones.

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Upon interrogating, one of the accused told that he killed the two as he was “commanded by the god to kill demons”.

Sirsod police station in-charge RS Dhakad said, “The victims were defecating in the open near Panchayat Bhavan on Wednesday morning when the accused Hakim Yadav and Rameshwar Yadav objected to their act and later beat them mercilessly with lathis resulting in their death.”

The minor victims were immediately rushed to a hospital but were declared brought dead.

Superintendent of police (SP), Shivpuri Rajesh Chandel said, “An FIR has been registered under section 302 of IPC and relevant sections of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against the two accused. The accused have been arrested. Police are investigating the matter and also trying to know if the murder is related to superstition or untouchability.”

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