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Rajasthan lawyer kills self, kin accuse police of harassment

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Jaipur, Aug 30: A lawyer allegedly hanged himself to death in his house in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district even as his family said he was being tortured by the police after he launched an agitation against peddling and consumption of drugs in the area.

They have refused to accept the body and are demanding action against the policemen. On the other hand, advocates in victim's native Anupgarh tehsil have called for a boycott of their work in protest.

Rajasthan lawyer kills self, kin accuse police of harassment

Victim Vijay Singh Jhorad, a resident of Gharsana, hanged himself at his house on Monday. However, prior to this, he called his advocate friend to inform about the same. The friend immediately called Jhorad’s wife Kanta Devi, who is a teacher and was in school.

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Though she rushed home, it was late as he had already died, police said. His family members said ever since he had launched an agitation against drugs in the area, the police had been torturing him and that they even thrashed him in April.

Kanta Devi has accused Gharsana police station SHO Madan Lal and five other policemen of harassing her husband. Police said efforts were being made to convince the family members to accept the body and assured that the matter was being investigated.

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