Rajasthani activist RTI dies, family says he was killed by people he denounced


The body was handed over to family members after the autopsy on Sunday (Representationa;)


The family of RTI activist Rai Singh Gurjar, who died in a traffic accident last week, alleged foul play, claiming he was killed by people he exposed in corruption cases during over the past five years.

Police registered a murder case against four to five people based on a complaint filed by Gurjar’s family and started an investigation.

However, they said it was an accident case and the exact cause will be known after receiving the autopsy report.

Titarwasa gram panchayat’s deputy sarpanch in Jhalawar district suffered a serious head injury in a traffic accident on Saturday evening and died during treatment.

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In September 2019, the 27-year-old RTI activist raised his voice against corruption in the development work carried out at Titarwasa gram panchayat, which was adopted by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu as part of the MP model village project in May 2017.

Also later, he continued to denounce the corrupt practices of local officials and public officials.

On Saturday night, Rai Gurjar suffered a serious head injury after his motorcycle was hit by a rickshaw in the village of Madhopura. He was rushed to Jhalawar District Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries during treatment later that night.

“There was no sign of injury or scratch all over the body but a deep head injury and no sign of an accident anywhere, where the accident is said to have occurred on Saturday evening,” said Sujan Singh Gurjar, brother of the RTI activist. .

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“The deep head wound appeared to have been whipped with a sharp weapon,” he said, claiming his brother was attacked with a sharp weapon and murdered as he sought to expose corruption to various levels in various ongoing government projects. carried out in the region.

The murder was projected as a traffic accident, Sujan Gurjar claimed, adding that he filed a police complaint on Sunday against Titarwasa gram sevak Chandra Singh, the sarpanch of Kalulal Bheel village, who is accused in a case. corruption, Dinesh Patidar, who is involved in the illegal transport of land, and Naipal Singh, a resident of Titarwas village.

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One FIR was registered under Articles 302 (murder) and 34 (acts committed by several people in pursuit of a common intention) of the IPC against four to five people, SHO told Jhalrapatan police station, Jitendra Singh Shekhawat.

The body was handed over to family members after the autopsy on Sunday and the exact cause of death would not be clear until after the autopsy report was received, the SHO said.

Mr Shekhawat, however, said it appeared to be an accident.

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