Indore : In a case pertaining to death of a teenage tribal boy, the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday sought to know from the SP Dhar and the SHO of Manawar police station as to why a case of murder was not registered when there were accusations that it was a case of brutal killing.

The police have been claiming that it was a case of abetment to suicide for which the accused have been booked and arrested.

A petition was filed over the matter alleging that Madiya, 16, a tribal boy of Acchhoda village in Dhar district was killed, burnt and his body hanged from a tree in August by members belonging to upper caste as he was listening to loud music on his mobile phone.

Superintendent of Police Dhar Sushant Kumar Saxena had appeared before the court and claimed they have booked six people for abetment of suicide and arrested them.

Madhuri of Jagrut Dalit Aadivasi Sangathan (JADS), who filed the petition in the case, alleged that the police had toned down the murder case into a case of abetting suicide.

The police told the court that there was no evidence that the boy was killed. “The court directed the police to give it in writing that they have no evidence and as to why the accused were not booked for murder,” said Madhuri.

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