In a spine-chilling crime, two liquor contractors in Rajasthan allegedly burnt alive an employee for demanding salary dues of five months and kept the body in a deep freezer. Notably, the deceased was just 23-year-old and has been identified as Kamal Kishor.
Kamal was working with liquor contractors Rakesh Yadav and Subhash Chand. The incident happened in Kumpur village of Alwar district.
The shocking incident came forth 18 days after a priest in Karauli district of Rajasthan was burnt to death resulting in a nationwide outrage.
According to Khairthal police station’s station in-charge Dara Singh, Roop Singh Dhanka, a resident of village Jhaka, lodged a report that his brother Kamal Kishor was missing. Kamal worked as contract labour and was involved in selling liquor in the liquor shop owned by Rakesh Yadav and Subhash Chand. The contractors used to beat him and they had not paid Kamal for five months, the deceased’s brother had alleged.
At around 4 pm on Saturday (October 24) evening, contractors Rakesh and Subhash came home and took Kamal along with them.
On Sunday morning, it was discovered that there was a fire in the Kumpur liquor shop. When Kamal did not return home, the family members became anxious and went to the liquor shop. They opened the shop in the presence of police where the charred body of the youth was found inside the deep freezer.
Family wants judicial probe
The family alleged that it was Rakesh and Subhash who burnt alive Kamal by pouring petrol on his body and then setting it on fire.
The police booked Subhash Yadav, a resident of Sheopur, and Rakesh Yadav, a resident of Fatehabad, for murder and under various sections of the SC/ST Act.
Notably, the mother of one of the accused contractors, Rakesh Yadav, is the sarpanch of the village panchayat Machharauli.
The family of the deceased have now demanded a judicial inquiry in the incident. The body has been handed over to the family by the police after the post-mortem.
Meanwhile, BJP state President Satish Poonia tweeted on Monday: “It seems we are living in Somalia in Africa where there is no law and order. Does CM Ashok Gehlot have any right to retain his position?”
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