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Family members of Kushalgarh SDM cry foul, suspect murder

Rameshwar Dayal Meena could not be found even 48 hours after he was swept away in a river.

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February 1, 2018, 5:03 pm

Rameshwar dayal meena kushalgarh SDM not found

Kushalgarh SDM Rameshwar Dayal Meena who was swept away in a river in Banswara district of Rajasthan.

Jaipur:  The family members of Kushalgarh SDM Rameshwar Dayal Yadav who was swept away in a river on Friday alleged that his disappearance was suspicious. They didn’t rule out the possibility that he was murdered. They said that it was a pre-planned murder.

SDM Meena’s watch was found nearly 5 kilometers from the bridge where he and his driver got stuck and then swept away. Nearly 64 personal of NDRF and SDRF have been searching him in the river for the past 48 hours. They finally found his body nearly 25 km from the spot he was swept away.

The family members including SDM Meena’s son Sandeep Meena met Banswara district collector and alleged that anything could happen to him in Kushalgarh. They alleged that Meena was a honest and strict officer and he had become a threat to some dishonest people.

They demanded a CBI probe into the matter. Sandeep said that if their demand was not met, he would organize a sit-in in front of Rajasthan assembly building.

The incident took place around 7.45 am on Friday when Meena was travelling to Kushalgarh from Banswara town in his official vehicle, a Bollero.

On NH-113 near Bhoyadi Ghati, they were crossing a bridge which was almost submerged in water as the riverr was overflowing. The driver tried to cross the bridge, but the vehicle was swept away. The driver, Ashok, was found nearly two and a half kilometers from the bridge. He swam to the river bank. Some villagers also helped him swim out of the river. However Meena disappeared. The car was also found stuck in a bush.

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First published: July 16, 2017