Cop burnt alive by mob in Rajasthan



Cop burnt alive by mob in Rajasthan Jaipur: A police inspector was burnt alive by a mob after a man jumped to death from an overhead water tank to protest alleged police inaction in a murder case in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district this evening, an official said.

"The Station House Officer, Phool Mohammad, was burnt alive by the agitated mob which torched his jeep when he reached the spot after a man jumped from the tank" in Mantown area in Sawai Madhopur, 118 kms from here, ADG, Law and Order, Navdeep Singh told PTI here.

The mob also pelted stones at the policemen in which over 12 personnel received injuries, another official said.

Two men climbed the water tank and threatened to jump from it if the police did not arrest the killers of an elderly women in Sudwal vilage, whose legs had been chopped off during a robbery in Februray 25.

One of them - Rajesh Meena- jumped from the tank and died. When police reached the spot, the mob which had gathered there torched the police jeep in which SHO Mantown Phool Mohammad was sitting, Singh said.

"The situation in the area is tense but under control. Extra forces have been deployed to maintain law and order, and IG Law and order has been rushed to Sawaimadhopur to monitor the situation," he said.

Meanwhile, the Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned incident and expressed her grief.

"It is a shocking incident that a man jumped from water tank and died, and in protest a police officer was burnt alive in Sawaimadhopur. Anarchy is everywhere in the state during the regime of Congress government and the issue of deteriorating law and order situation is a very serious matter," she said in a statement here.

PTI