Man Lynched for Fishing Near Temple in Rajasthan: Report

The incident took place on 17 September, and the victim succumbed to injuries on 22 September. 

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A man succumbed to his injuries after allegedly being beaten up by villagers for fishing near a temple in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district last week, Hindustan Times reported. Following the incident, a case of murder was filed against unidentified people by the police, but no one has been arrested yet, the report added.

According to the police, 22-year-old victim Azhar Khan had gone to the banks of Ruparel river in Kheri village on 17 September along with three others, when some people purportedly stopped them.

While three of them ended up escaping, the mob caught hold of Azhar and beat him up with bamboo sticks.

The injured victim was first admitted to the district hospital in Chittorgarh and subsequently taken to Udaipur medical college, where he died on 22 September, the report added.


According to one of the men who was with Azhar when the incident took place, the four of them were stopped by some locals when they were coming back from fishing.

Azhar’s family was initially told that he sustained his injuries owing to an accident. It was only a day later, on 18 September, that the victim was taken to the hospital in Chittorgarh after his condition deteriorated.

Pointing out to a dispute between two groups in the area, a police officer told Hindustan Times:

The dispute between the two parties had been [there] for a long time. The youths caught fish and sorted them in the locality, and left the waste there, which had caused heated arguments on previous occasions.


While an FIR was filed by the victim’s uncle, no arrests have been made so far. However, a few men have been detained and interrogated regarding the incident, the police reportedly said.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times)

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