The father and elder brother of a 19 year old Dalit boy of Kanarkheda village in Hingoli district of Maharashtra whose dead body was found on a farm near the village, have sat on a fast unto death accusing the police of cover up in the case.
Satish Parasram Bhagat was found dead on a farm near the village on February 11, three days after he went missing.
The family claimed that it’s a case of Narabali (human sacrifice) but the police denied it.
Satish’s father Parasram Bhagat and elder brother Dilip Bhagat sat on a fast unto death from Tuesday morning.
“The police have arrested the wrong people. The people involved in my brother’s murder are still at large. This is the reason my brother and father have started fast unto death” said Sunil Bhagat, brother of the victim.
The Superintendent of Police (Hingoli) Mr.Sudhir Dabhade, however, denied the allegations leveled by the victim’s family.
“Our investigation is on the right track. Suspected persons are already in police custody and we are gathering all the evidence to strengthen the case” Mr.Dabhade told The Hindu.
The SP claimed that it’s not a case of Narabali.