Jaipur woman’s family refuses to hand over her body to police

Jaipur, October 21 (KMS): Family members of a 55-year-old woman who was hacked to death in Jamwaramgarh here refused to hand over her body to the police on Wednesday and sat on a dharna along with local people, officials said.

The body of the woman with deep wounds to the head and the neck was found in Khatepura village on Tuesday. Her legs were chopped off and her silver anklets taken away. The severed limbs were found near the body.

The family of the woman staged a dharna on the very spot where the body was found, Circle Officer Lakhan Meena said.

“Their demands include immediate arrest of the killers, a compensation and a government job to one of her family members,” he said, adding several teams had been formed to look for the assailants.

Efforts were unde rway to pacify the villagers and the woman’s family, the officer said.

Targeting the state government over the gruesome murder, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena said Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should take note of crimes occurring in Rajasthan also.

“Priyanka Gandhi, who is giving the slogan ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon (I’m a girl who can fight)’ in Uttar Pradesh, should come to Jamwaramgarh of Jaipur and see what kind of incident has happened here. She should take up the fight for the rights of women in Rajasthan,” he said.Thousands of people are sitting on a dharna with the dead body in Jamwaramgarh, the MP added.

“Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is busy glorifying the Gandhi family to save his chair. Women safety must be given priority but Gehlot and the Gandhi families are doing only politics,” he said.