Farmer guarding crops found brutally murdered in field

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Mar 2017 11:29:32

Our Correspondent,

SHAHPURA (Dindori),

Mar 9,

Sensation prevailed in village Barkheda under Shahpura police station on Wednesday morning when villagers passing through saw a farmer lying dead in his hut where he used to spend night to look after standing crops. The farmer was in the hut for past four days on being assigned with the responsibility of night guard in the agriculture field.

The farmer was lying in a pool of blood. As per initial reports, some unidentified persons killed the sleeping man on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. Soon after the incident, the village Kotwar was first called who informed the police reached the spot and carried out investigations.

Accordingly a panchnama was made and the body was send for autopsy to government hospital besides case under section 302 of IPC was registered against the unidentified. At the time of making of panchnama the deceased was identified as Khuman Singh, resident of Barkheda. Villagers told the police that on Wednesday morning, when they visited in the field and called Khuman Singh, he did not respond. This made them apprehensive who then stepped inside the hut and found the man lying dead in a pool of blood.

SHO Shahpura Anil Patel reached the spot to take stock of the situation and informed SP Dindori and SDOP who also reached the spot and issued instruction on the line of investigations. The body showed serious wounds caused due to assault with some sharp-edged weapon. The wounds accounted for profuse bleeding that eventually caused death of the sleeping farmer. SHO Patel said in course of initial investigations, panchnama was made in presence of FSL team along with deployment of sniffer dog squad to obtain possible clues about the unidentified assailants. After the autopsy was performed the body was handed over to the family members of the deceased.

He informed that on the basis of initial investigations it is apparent that the farmer was sleeping in the hut. Some unidentified persons entered the hut and assaulted him with some sharp edged weapon. “We have started with necessary investigations, the family members and other people associated with the deceased are being questioned whether the deceased had some animosity from the past.”