In a deplorable incident, a young Bajrang Dal activist, Rishiraj Jindal was shot dead by few Muslim men in Pirawa Tehsil of Jhalawar district, Rajasthan on Monday night. The accused have been identified as Imran, Khalid and Anwar.
As per reports Rishiraj and his friends were celebrating a friend’s birthday near the green valley resort in Pirawa town when the three accused entered the party and shot at Rishiraj and his friends. While the others had a thin escape, Rishiraj was shot dead. The accused fled thereafter.
The Bajrang Dal activists have claimed that the three Muslim youths interrupted the party and asked Rishiraj and his friends to stop the celebrations. Irked by the noise of the firecrackers and loud music, Imran, Khalid and Anwar started shouting at the boys.
Implicating that the party was organised to celebrate the abolition of Article 370, Imran said: “This is Pirawa, not Kashmir, you cannot celebrate the abolition of Article 370 here”. Meanwhile, he allegedly took out a gun and started shooting randomly. The other two miscreants also started shooting at the group of boys. One bullet hit Rishiraj Jindal who immediately died on spot.
Rajasthan police have, however, ruled out the Article 370 angle and said that the incident transpired as the two groups got into an altercation over the noise of crackers and loudspeakers which were being used during the birthday party.
The situation in the area where the incident transpired is said to be grim. Protestors have taken to the street and the town has been completely shut down. Police personnel have been deployed to maintain peace in the area.
The Bajrang Dal activists have gathered outside the police station demanding a probe into the incident. The activists have said that they will continue to protest and not claim the body of the deceased until the culprits are caught and booked within 24 hours.