Case of murder was registered against four – Pinky Raigar, Mahaveer Raigar, Sonia Raigar and Chandra Prakash Raigar according to IPC and also under the provisions of Rajasthan Prevention of Witch Hunting Act,2015 since they were accused of murdering a 40 year old widow who was not only made to eat faeces but was also beaten to death.
“Kanya Devi Raigar was branded a witch and severely tortured before being beaten to death, she was also made to eat faeces by her relatives,” Superintendent of Police, Ajmer, Rajendra Singh, said further adding “Thorough interrogation of the accused will reveal what transpired that day.”
The victim body was burnt after her eyes were pierced with hot rod making the conduct a post mortem a real difficult one.
The woman’s husband died about a month ago. She was living with her son and daughter. The police said a distant relative of the woman had lodged a complaint on August 10 about the incident but only after the deceased’s daughter lodged a formal complaint, the case was registered..
“I had received the complaint on August 10 from a relative, but we could not file an FIR as the complainant was not a close relative of the deceased,” SHO at the Kekri Police Station Hari Ram Kumawat said.
The deceased was branded a with by her relatives who did this inhumane act.