A Dalit couple in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna reportedly drank pesticide after police allegedly tried to destroy their crops. According to news reports, the couple, with their 7 children, kept folding their hands in front of the police and administrative officers not to evict them from the land. The couple told police not to ruin the crops, but no one listened to the farmer’s complaint. Saddened by this, farmer Raj Kumar and his wife drank pesticide.
Raj Kumar has been practicing cultivation on a piece of land near Jaganpur Chowk in Guna, Madhya Pradesh. However, the land was owned by the state government. The land was reportedly alloted to build a Model College, citing the reason, the administration had ordered to vacate the land.
As soon as the police and administrative officers reached the spot to vacate the land, the couple requested the police not to vacate the land. According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, the farmer Rajkumar took a loan of Rs 2 lakh for farming while citing this Rajkumar requested the police not to vacate the land. Amid this, the couple drank pesticide.
Several photos and videos of the incident went viral where it is seen that locals are being beaten by the police, photos also show that police kicked a man. Reports say that the couple was admitted to a government hospital.
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” The land has been allotted for Model College. This project has been stuck for 2 months. If the work is not started on time, then this project will be given to another district. The couple drank poison, both are undergoing treatment. Apart from this, orders have been given to investigate the whole incident,” Dainik Bhaskar quoted S Viswanathan, Collector, as saying.
Reacting to the incident, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath termed the state government as ‘Jangal Raj’. Netizens all across social media sites are questing the government over the incident.
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