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SHO Burnt Alive By Mob In Rajasthan, To Get State Funeral

Jaipur, Mar 18: The Rajasthan police has rushed four detachments of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary personnel to the village in Sawai Madhopur district where an angry mob set fire to an SHO to death by burning

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Updated on: March 18, 2011 12:46 IST
sho burnt alive by mob in rajasthan to get state funeral
sho burnt alive by mob in rajasthan to get state funeral

Jaipur, Mar 18: The Rajasthan police has rushed four detachments of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary personnel to the village in Sawai Madhopur district where an angry mob set fire to an SHO to death by burning him alive.

 
Phool Mohammed, the Station House Officer, who was burnt alive has been declared a martyr by the state government and he would be given a state funeral on Friday. This was decided at a top level meeting here on Thursday night  chaired by chief minister Ashok Gehlot,  who rushed from Delhi, reports Sangeeta Pranavendra, India TV correspondent.
 
The DSP in Sawai Madhopur Mahendra Singh has been suspended and prohibitory orders under Sec 144 have been clamped in and around the area.

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The state government has decided to give Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to Phhol Mohammed's family and give  jb to one of the members of his family. His family will also be given a MIG flat and a school will be named after him, official sources said.
 
The causes behind the entire incident will be investigated by the Divisional Commissioner.
 
Phool Mohammed's body was brought to Jaipur late Thursday night. The state funeral will take place in Laxmangarh in Sikar district, the home town of the slain policeman.Four policemen of the area are still missing, police sources said.
 
The SHO was burnt alive by a mob after a man jumped to death from an overhead water tank to protest alleged police inaction in a murder case. 

"The Station House Officer, Phool Mohammad, was burnt alive by the agitated mob which torched his jeep when he reached the spot after a man jumped from the tank" in Mantown area in Sawai Madhopur, 118 kms from here, ADG, Law and Order, Navdeep Singh told PTI here.

The mob also pelted stones at the policemen in which over 12 personnel received injuries, another official said. Two men climbed the water tank and threatened to jump from it if the police did not arrest the killers of an elderly women in Sudwal vilage, whose legs had been chopped off during a robbery on Februray 25.

One of them - Rajesh Meena- jumped from the tank and died. When police reached the spot, the mob which had gathered there torched the police jeep in which SHO Mantown Phool Mohammad was sitting, Singh said.

"The situation in the area is tense but under control. Extra forces have been deployed to maintain law and order, and IG Law and order has been rushed to Sawaimadhopur to monitor the situation," he said. PTI