Dalit youth torched by Muslim neighbours in MP dies in Delhi

After an altercation with Irfan, Kallu, Chhuttu and Ajju, they poured kerosene on Dhan Prasad Ahirwar, a Dalit youth, and set him on fire

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Dhan Prasad Ahirwar, a Dalit youth hailing from Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, died during treatment at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi today. The young man had a fight with his Muslim neighbours Irfan, Chhuttu, Ajju and Kallu in the Madhya Pradesh town of Sagar.

After some heated exchanges and a brawl, the attackers had poured kerosene on him and set him on fire. The youth suffered more than 50% burns in the incident. A case has been registered under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (SC-ST Act).

The incident has led to a political stir in Madhya Pradesh. BJP has alleged that the INC-led government is trying to save the culprits.

There was an attempt to burn the young man alive in the Ayodhya township of Sagar district. On 21 January, the state government admitted the young man to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi via air ambulance.

According to sources, the accused surrounded Ahirwar’s family and attacked him and set him on fire. Motinagar police of Sagar have registered a case in connection with the incident. The police have registered the case under Sections 294, 323, 452, 307, 34 and the SC-ST Act against the accused namely Chhuttu, Ajju, Kallu and Irfan, informed Superintendent of Police Amit Sanghi.

The Dalit family allege that the accused are pressuring them to withdraw the case. After the incident came to light, the BJP has opened a front against the Kamal Nath government.

Chief Minister Kamal Nath has expressed grief on getting information about the death of the Dalit youth. His office tweeted, “I have received the news of Dhanprasad Ahirwar, a resident of Sagar, who died in Delhi during his treatment. My condolences to the family. The government stands with the family in this hour of grief. I have instructed the officials concerned for all possible help to the family.”

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