Jaipur: Body of Adil, killed in Ramganj violence, handed over to family for burial
Adil was killed on Friday night.
Jaipur: The police on Monday handed over the body of 22-year-old Adil alias Mohammed Reshu, who was killed during violence in Ramganj area of Jaipur on Friday night, to his family members for final rites on Monday.
The government agreed to look into the demands of the family members during a marathon meeting between Rajasthan BJP president Ashok Parnami and representatives of minority community organizations. The meeting ended at around 2.30 am on Monday. The family members agreed to let authorities conduct a postmortem examination of the body. Update: Two men – not one – were killed, police reveal 3 days after Ramganj violence
The police have heaved a sigh of relief following the development that will likely restore law and order in Ramganj area. Tension gripped Ramganj on Friday night after Adil was killed while several others were injured in clashes between people and the police.
“We have handed over the body to family members for burial. They have assured us that no untoward incident will happen when final rites are performed,” said a senior police officer.
The family members had put forward a slew of demands including monetary compensation, a government job and an FIR against the police under section 302 of IPC. The body was still being kept in the mortuary of SMS Hospital.
The family members of the deceased man said he went to Ramganj market to purchase paan. Since it was the 40th day of his aunt’s death, nearly 300 people had arrived and Adil had gone to purchase paans for them, they said.
“We had no idea of the tensions in Ramganj. After Adil was shot, someone called us to inform.” The family members added.
On Friday, a minor incident of a cop beating a youth once with a stick had snowballed into a serious law and order situation in Ramganj. At least 10 policemen were injured in the stone pelting. Internet services were suspended and school swere closed down.