Family raises questions over police probe, alleges attempt being made to protect liquor baron, nephew

Twenty “deep” injury marks were found on the body of the Dalit man brutally murdered allegedly by suspected henchmen of a liquor baron in Abohar, a member of the doctors’ team that conducted the autopsy on Friday said.

“His body bore 20 injury marks,” Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Abohar, Yudhishter Chaudhary said.

A team of three doctors — Yudhishter Chaudhary, Aman Nagpal and Mahesh — performed an autopsy on the body of 27-year-old Bhim Sain, who was allegedly murdered by liquor baron Shiv Lal Doda’s men by chopping his limbs off on Friday last.

The post-mortem report said the injury marks were “deep”, suggesting that sharp-edged weapons were used in the attack.

There was no sign of injury on the back of the body, the doctor said.

Meanwhile, Sain’s family on Friday raised questions over the police probe, alleging that an attempt was being made to protect Shiv Lal, who is said to be member of a prominent political party in the State, and his nephew Amit Doda.

“The police are not conducting a fair probe in the case. They have failed to nab Shiv Lal and his nephew who were involved in his murder,” Sain’s uncle Satish Kumar alleged.

The family also rejected that Sain’s murder was result of a gang war.

“If it was a gang war, then how can only one group suffer casualties and no one from the other group didn’t even sustain an injury. It’s a clear-cut murder case,” Sain’s brother Gaurav said.

Meanwhile, Sain’s family members and supporters have formed a group – ‘Bhim Tank Katal Sangharsh Committee’ – to demand justice in the case. Members of the Committee on Friday took out a protest march in Abohar and raised slogans alleging that the Punjab government was shielding Shiv Lal and his nephew. They rejected the Punjab Police probe into the murder and accused it of protecting the accused.

“We demand that a CBI probe should be ordered into it. Besides, a government job and Rs. 1 crore each should be given to the family of Sain,” said Gopichand, a representative of the committee. – PTI