A police constable succumbed to injuries on Saturday after he was beaten by a mob in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district. The head constable, posted at Bhim police station, was probing a land dispute case at Hamela ki Ber village when the incident took place. Abdul Gani, 45, was thrashed with sticks and rods by the unidentified miscreants, who left him injured and fled the scene, reports said. The constable was rushed to a community health centre where he died of his injuries. The family of the deceased has also been informed.

The reports said a dispute broke out when Ghani was talking to the concerned parties over encroachments on the land. Suddenly, he was attacked by unidentified persons with rods, sticks and fled the scene. Some passers-by then called a 108 ambulance, which took the policeman to the nearby hospital where he died of his wounds.

Last year on December 3, 2018, Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was shot dead during the clashes that broke out in Bulandhshar over rumours of alleged cow slaughter in the area. Along with the police officer, a civilian named Sumit, was also killed during the clashes. A video of the incident also went viral on social media. The incident also led to clashes between the protesters and police.

A couple of days back, the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission drafted a bill listing laws to address the rising issue of mob lynching. The draft handed over to Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged to make mob lynching a separate crime.

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