Manawar: Scores of farmers from different villages in Ujjain district rushed to Dhar and submitted a memorandum to the superintendent of police Aditya Pratap Singh demanding immediate arrest of all accused involved in mob lynching and capital punishment for them.
Meanwhile special investigation team led by officer, Devendra Patidar, identified 14 accused and arrested four of them. Those arrested include Junapani gram panchayat sarpanch Ramesh, Satya Girwal, Galsingh Bhabar, both residents of Udiyapura and Arjun Girwal, a resident of Sangwikala village under Tirla police station.
On Wednesday, six farmers were lynched by a mob in Manawar, who suspected them to be child lifters. While farmer Ganesh Khasi of Shivpur Kheda village in Sanwer tehsil of Indore district died, five others were severely injured. Of them, four hailed from Limba Piplia village under Neelganga police station in Ujjain, while the fifth belonged to Shivpur Kheda village.
Villagers also demanded compensation of Rs 50 lakh for deceased’s family and government job for deceased Ganesh’s wife.
Meanwhile, SIT is going through the video footages to identify more accused who are involved in the crime. Most of the men from Borlai village are not available at their houses and the police have launched a man-hunt.
Indore zone inspector general Vivek Sharma and deputy inspector general of police (Indore rural) Sanjay Tiwari on Friday visited Borlai village and directed SIT to arrest all the accused at the earliest.