12 graves dug in Chittorgarh, communal tensions rise as 2 heads missing
In a first of its kind incident in Rajasthan, around a dozen graves have been dug up in Chittorgarh district of the state. The shocking incident occurred in Begu and Nandwai in the district, between Wednesday and Thursday.
Appallingly, Heads of three bodies were cut, and two were missing.
According to the district police officers, the brutal act may be carried out by some black magic agents or those involved in tantric activities.
Meantime, the incident has triggered a communal tension in the area as Muslim community who own the graveyard staged a protest against it. Some community leaders in the area complained that the police officers have not embarked on investigations upon the matter, yet.
“They never questioned anyone in this connection. They say a tantrik could be behind this but some communal elements might be trying to vitiate the environment,” a community leader Yunus told to Indian Express.
A local community leader Munshi Khan said that People are angry and they have given the police an ultimatum and they have sought five days to nab whoever is behind this — be it a tantrik, a deranged man, or communal elements.
Chittorgarh District Collector Inderjeet Singh and SP Prasanna Kumar Khamesra said that it seems to be a case of black magic.
The outrageous incident was firstly noticed by Begu Qabristan chief Mehboob Ali. He found a dead body in a grave cut, when he checked it after he got suspicious seeing loose mud on grave even after burying it some 50 days back. The head of the dead body was missing.
. “Someone had dug it at night, and then covered it with mud and plants to make it appear untouched,” Ali said. Graves of six others in the same graveyard were also found dug up on the night of May 11. While gravestones were missing in some case, some others were left in the graveyard along with wooden planks.
Meantime, the qabaristan chief Ali also said that the names of seven of those who were dug up are starting with the letter ‘S.’
“All seven deceased whose graves were tampered with had names starting with the letter ‘S’. Whether it is the work of a tantrik is for the police to find out,” Ali told Indian Epxress.
The same incident was also reported in Nandwai village of the district where around six graves were dug up.
However sources said that unlike Begu, the names of deceased were not begin with ‘S.’