Ten­sion af­ter folk singer mur­dered

Nearly 20 fam­i­lies of the Langa Man­gani­yar com­mu­nity in Jaisalmer dis­trict are liv­ing in tem­po­rary shel­ters

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Jaipur, Oct. 12: Nearly 20 fam­i­lies of the Langa Man­gani­yar com­mu­nity in Ra­jasthan’s Jaisalmer dis­trict are liv­ing in tem­po­rary shel­ters af­ter ten­sion over the mur­der of a 45-year-old folk singer es­ca­lated, a po­lice of­fi­cial said.

Af­ter the mur­der of folk singer Amad Khan on Septem­ber 27 al­legedly over his pre­sen­ta­tion of

re­li­gious verses at a func­tion at a lo­cal tem­ple, vil­lagers who be­longed to the com­mu­nity re­fused to live in Dan­tal vil­lage. A case was reg­is­tered on October 2 at the Phal­soond po­lice sta­tion, Su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Jaisalmer Gau­rav Ya­dav said rul­ing out any com­mu­nal angle in the in­ci­dent. He said on October 4, we have ar­rested prime ac­cused and oc­cultist Ramesh Suthar for al­legedly killing the singer.

We have sent his vis­cera sam­ple for ex­am­i­na­tion to know the ex­act cause of death, Ya­dav said, adding more ar­rests are likely to be made in the case.

He said that the mem­bers of the Langa Man­gani­yar com­mu­nity had met the dis­trict col­lec­tor on Mon­day who made their liv­ing ar­range­ments in Jaisalmer.

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