Organiser has been reporting cases about the deteriorating law and order situation in Rajasthan under the current Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government. Ministers have been suspended in the state for speaking against the rising crime against women; the state, on the other hand, mostly remains ignorant and quiet when it comes to its part. Another incident has sent shockwaves in the country after the charred remains of a woman were recovered from the capital city of Jaipur.
Police to probe ‘rape angle’
Tensions gripped the town when a half-burnt body of a woman was found in Jaipur on September 29. The woman was murdered and her body was thrown on the roadside. At the same time, it is being claimed that the body has been burnt by pouring inflammable substances to hide the identity.
ACP (Bassi) Phoolchand Meena said that at around 7:30 in the morning, the half-burnt body of a woman was found on the roadside in Papad village of Kanota. The Kanota police station team reached the spot and collected evidence with the help of the FSL team.
SHO (Kanota) Bhagwan Sahay told the media that, Half of the deceased’s face and red-colored kurta were left half burnt. The body was tied in a white nylon cloth and thrown away. There are traces of blood on the face and head. Prima facie, it is believed that the deceased was murdered by hitting her on the head with a heavy object. The age of the deceased is about 25 years. She could not be identified as his face was half burnt.
At the same time, the police have not ruled out the possibility of rape. The body has been kept in the mortuary of SMS Hospital. Complete details about the murder will be shared only after the post-mortem report comes. Police have given information to Jaipur and Jaipur Rural police stations to identify the deceased.
ACP said that late in the night, the body was brought to a deserted place in Papad village in a vehicle to dispose it off and then it was set on fire. The killers fled leaving the dead body burning.
BJP attacked Congress
Questioning the state of law and order under CM Gehlot, BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla expressed deep concern over the deteriorating law and order situation. He recalled some of the ghastly murders reported in the state over the past few months.
Poonawalla brought focus to a recent media report detailing a highly distressing incident in Jamwa Ramgarh, Jaipur, where the charred remains of a woman were found in broad daylight. He remarked, “In Jaipur’s Jamwa Ramgarh, a woman’s burnt remains were discovered in broad daylight. The state of law and order in Rajasthan has hit an all-time low.”
Highlighting the gravity of the issue, Poonawalla continued, “This has become a norm in Rajasthan. Such kind of atrocities on women are happening on a daily basis. Rajasthan has become number one in women’s atrocities. Just days ago in Sikar, a young minor girl was gang-raped, killed and put into the well. In Hanumangarh, a rape survivor committed suicide because the police did not support her. In Pratapgarh, a woman was stripped naked and paraded.”
Citing the alarming rise in crimes against women in the state, Poonawalla remarked, “We are witnessing the manner in which Rajasthan has become the number one state in terms of women atrocities. It is happening because the Chief Minister says most of the rape cases are fake, and their cabinet minister says if you are a woman in Rajasthan, you will get raped as it is ‘mardo ka Pradesh (a state dominated by men). But not a single word from Rahul and Priyanka. This shows the hypocrisy and double standards.”
In a sombre revelation, the scorched remains of a woman were uncovered in the Papar village of Kanota Thana, a rural area within Jaipur’s Jamwa Ramgarh. Promptly, local authorities, including both the police and a team from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), hastened to the scene upon hearing the distressing news. At present, the identity of the deceased woman remains unknown.
The finding of a charred body has prompted concerns of possible wrongdoing. Information about the incident, including any potential motives or suspects, is being withheld pending ongoing investigation.
Law and order in state
The state of law and order in Rajasthan is vulnerable, and the opposition is raising their voice against it through protests and dharnas. On the other hand, the Chief Minister of the state, Ashok Gehlot, is mum over the rising crime in the state. Under his government, a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) was sacked for asking questions on the rising crime rate.
In Bhilwara town, tensions gripped as clashes erupted between two communities over the abuse with a minor Hindu girl. Organiser reported the incident and it came to light that Muslim boys mixed urine with the water in the water bottle of a Hindu girl in school. Later, the principal refused to act and hence the victim’s family reached the Tehsildar’s office demanding action.
In a similar incident, two Islamists impregnated two minor girls within a year in Rajasthan’s Alwar. The police is yet to nab the accused identified as Sappi and Subhan. The father of the girls filed an FIR against the accused at the NEB police stations. The police have launched a hunt to arrest the accused who were absconding.
India is a country with its majority population being Hindus; however, every now and then there are cases of oppression against them. In two recent incidents reported in Rajasthan, a similar mindset is being exposed. In one of the schools in the Alwar district, a Hindu student was thrashed for putting Tilak in school. In the other incident from Jodhpur, families protested after staff at a Christian school tore the poster of Hanumaji in the school.
In a crime that may send chills down your spine, a family of four, including a minor baby girl, were set ablaze after cutting their throats in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. The incident occurred in Osain village, almost 50 kilometres from the city. Notably, this accident took place in the home district of the current Chief Minister of the state, Ashok Gehlot. The opposition parties are questioning the CM over the state of “Law and order” in the state.
Notably, on July 21, the Minister of State, Rajendra Singh Gudha, was sacked by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for questioning his own Government at the State legislative assembly.
Days after being sacked from cabinet following his critical remarks against the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan Government over recent incidents of crimes against women in the State, Rajendra Singh Gudha on July 23 said, “Rajasthan is number one when it comes to crime against women.”