Jaipur: Caste based brutality is still continuing in many parts of the country. A cold blooded murder of four of a dalit family, including three children and an elderly woman, were hacked to pieces by unidentified miscreant(s) in Mahadevpura village of Chaksu late on Sunday night.
The deceased have been identifies as Sangari Devi Bairwa, 65, her grandchildren, Ramji Lal, 20, Kesanta, 12, and Kavita, 7. The local police and an FSL team reached the spot for investigation on Monday morning and gathered evidence. An FIR has been registered against unknown assailants.
Sangari Devi used to live with her daughter, Chhota Devi, son-in-law, Prabhat Lal and their three children in Mahadevpura. The couples work at a brick kiln in Kanota and had not returned home from the kiln on Sunday.
“The elderly lady and her grandchildren were sleeping in the open outside the house when they were attacked with sharp weapons around midnight,” said Police.
According to locals, the brutal murder could have been an act of revenge. A few days earlier, their neighbour had fought with Chhota Devi’s in-laws. Locals suspect that Chhota Devi’s in-laws may have sent the miscreant(s) to take revenge and mistook the old lady for the neighbour.
The police is also exploring if a property feud led to the crime as Sangari Devi is known to own the land holding.
“The police are investigating the matter from all possibles angles. It is too early to say what could have caused such a heinous act,” said BL Soni, police commissioner.