A case of lynching of a Dalit youth has come to light in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan. The name of the deceased youth is being told as Vinod Bamnia. It has also been learned about 22-year-old Vinod Bamnia that he was a member of Bhim Army. According to the information, Vinod Bamnia had put a poster of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar outside his house. On May 24, Anil Sihag and Rakesh Sihag tore the poster outside Vinod’s house. After this Vinod Bamnia and his family opposed this matter. On the same day, the local people also intervened in the matter and asked the family members of both the accused boys to apologize in this matter.
On June 5, Vinod Bamnia was brutally thrashed by some people in Kikraliya village of Hanumangarh district. After this Vinod was admitted to a hospital for treatment. Vinod died during treatment. Here the police have confirmed that Vinod’s family members have filed a named FIR against Anil Sihag and Rakesh Sihag in this case. In this case, apart from Anil and Rakesh, a total of 4 people have been arrested so far by the police.
According to the news of ‘The Indian Express’, it is also mentioned in the FIR that the accused also used casteist words during the assault with Vinod and said that ‘today you will remind you Ambedkar.’ Cousin Mukesh has described himself as an eyewitness and said that the attack on his brother on June 5 was a retaliatory attack after the poster controversy.
Mukesh said that on April 14, on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, we had put the poster of Babasaheb outside the house. Recently, Anil Sihag and Rakesh Sihag, who live in our village, tore this poster. We identified them and complained about this to their families. The matter came to an end after the intervention of the Panchayat and his family members had also apologized for it.
But Anil and Rakesh really wanted to take revenge. On June 5, when Vinod and I were going towards our farm, Rakesh attacked us. Anil and some others were waiting for us with sticks and sticks. I suffered minor injuries and somehow managed to escape. But they beat up Vinod very badly.