Bengaluru mob lynching: Kaluram’s body arrives at his native village in Pali
Kaluram was lynched by a mob of hundreds of people in Bengaluru’s Bakshi Garden. He was rushed to private hospital by a police team. The doctors there declared him brought dead.
Jaipur: The body of 25-year-old Kaluram who was lynched by a mob on suspicion of child kidnapping in Bengaluru finally arrived at his native village Nimaz in Pali district of Rajasthan on Saturday. The family members who were waiting for the body were inconsolable.
The family members had received the news of his death on Wednesday. Kaluram was lynched by a mob of hundreds of people in Bengaluru’s Bakshi Garden. He was rushed to private hospital by a police team. The doctors there declared him brought dead.
According to the media reports, Kaluram fell victim to some bogus WhatsApp messages about child trafficking. Some WhatsApp messages that are asking people to beware of predators involved in child trafficking are doing the rounds in Bengaluru.
He was ambushed by a mob. People tied up his legs and hands and dragged him on the road. Others beat him up with sticks and baseball bats. Some women were also involved in the lynching. The Bengaluru police have arrested more than a dozen people in connection with the violence.
The family members said that Kaluram was the sole bread winner of the family. Kaluram who was a marble flooring setter had gone to Pune and then Bengaluru in search of employment nearby eight months ago, the relatives said.
Kaluram’s father died after a prolonged illness. Kaluram’s mother was so grieved over her husband’s death she also died a few months later. The elder brother was killed in an accident. His younger brother is pursuing a college degree. Kaluram wanted to support his brother and help him complete his education, so he decided to go to Pune.