Shocking incident: Dalit man, who burnt alive by Muslim men in Sagar, MP, dies in Delhi hospital

A man from the Dalit community, who was set on fire by some Muslim men in Sagar on January 14, died in a Delhi hospital. The deceased identified as Dhaniram Ahirwar was set to fire after pouring kerosene on him on Tuesday in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh

The horrific incident took place on January 14 in Dharmashree area which comes under Motinagar police station in Sagar in Madhya Pradesh. Dhaniram had some dispute with a group of people including Chuttu, Azzu Pathan, Kallu and Irfan which led to the death of Dhaniram Ahirwar. On 14 January, Ahirwar was surrounded by Muslim men and they attacked him as well as his family. They then poured kerosene on him and set him to fire. It is alleged that around 15 to 20 persons from the Muslim community carried out this terrible incident.

The accused persons were said to have been torturing Dhaniram for last seven months. He had already registered a complaint against them, saying that he is being harassed and his life is under threat, but no strict action was taken by Police.

The 24-year-old suffered 55% to 70% burns and was rushed to the hospital. On January 21, he was admitted to Delhi hospital as around 70% of his body got burnt.

All accused have been arrested by Police in connection with a murder case. According to Sagar SP Amit Sanghi, three of them were arrested on January 15 and two others are yet to be nabbed.

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