Shivpuri : In a gruesome incident, a blind old tribal woman died here after she was dragged around in a village in this district of Madhya Pradesh, by a man using a tractor, police said today.
The incident occured on July 24 at the Vapawali village when a group of persons were consuming liquor and a tribal identified as Ramlal happened to pass through the place.
A local Bhupendra Thakur, offended by Ramlal’s presence, allegedly started beating him. Somehow, when he managed to escape the scene and reach home, Thakur drove a tractor to his residence and started pelting stones following which Ramlal’s 65-year-old mother came out.
Thakur then hit her with a tractor following which her saree got entangled in the vehicle. He allegedly began dragging her in the village till she got seriously injured.
Later, villagers rushed the woman, in a serious condition to, a nearby hospital where doctors declared her dead.
On the complaint of the family members of the woman, police initially registered a case of accident against Thakur, but when the villagers protested, charges of murder were also slapped against him.
Later, Superintendent of Police RP Singh asked the Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) to conduct an inquiry into the incident and also probe the role of the Khod Police Post In-charge Nagendra Singh behind the incident.
The accused is absconding since the incident and searches are on to nab him, police addedPTI.