39-yr-old branded witch, widow made to eat faeces, beaten to death
The police have filed cases against four people in various sections of the IPC and the Rajasthan Prevention of Witch-Hunting Act. representational image.
"Raigar was branded a witch and severely tortured before being beaten to death, she was also made to eat faeces by her relatives," Superintendent of Police (SP) of Ajmer, Rajendra Singh, said.Singh confirmed that case has been registered against four of her relatives, Pinky Raigar, Sonia Raigar, Mahaveer Raigar and Chandra Prakash Raigar.
"Four people have been detained and acase has been registered under the Rajasthan Prevention of Witch- Hunting Act, 2015 and relevant sections of IPC "Shankar, subinspector ofKekri police station told DH. According to the police, the victim reportedly succumbed to her injuries and died on the spot.
On claims that the relatives had pierced her eyes with a hot rod, Singh said the body was cremated by the relatives and no post mortem could be conducted, "so it is proving difficult to ascertain these claims".
"I had received the complaint on August 10 from a relative, but we could not filean FIRas the complainant was not a close relative of the deceased," SHO at the Kekri Police Station Hari Ram Kumawat told PTI.