Heera Lal Banchada, 58, was beaten to death by a mob in Lasuriya Aatri village in Neemuch district for allegedly stealing peacocks on Friday. He suffered mortal wounds in the attack and died on the way to hospital.
The shocking incident occurred two days after three people were beaten in Neemuch and their motorcycle set ablaze after accusations they had stolen a goat.
Meanwhile, human rights activists have raised concern over the recurring lynching incidents in Madhya Pradesh and other parts of the country. According to journalist Ganesh Radhakrishnan, the Congress and Left-Liberals (LeLis) have shut their eyes tightly towards real human rights issues in states ruled by non-BJP parties after their resounding rout at the hustings.
According to the police, they have recovered four peacock carcasses from Heera Lal and his accomplices. The police said they had arrested nine of the 10 accused in the lynching case. A case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has been registered against ten villagers.