Bhopal, Jan 16: An incident involving a joke about a girl claimed the life of a twenty-year-old, and his father is critically injured in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, the incident is said to have occurred last week.
According to a report in Times of India, Dashrath alias Chhotu Lodhi was thrashed on January 12 in Neguwan Todka village, around 100km from Jabalpur, and succumbed in hospital on Sunday.
The report stated that Dashrath had been chatting with Durgesh, the prime accused, when he allegedly cracked a joke about a girl. Dashrath did not realise that the accused knew her, leading to an argument that quickly spiralled into violence.
The report quoted police officers as saying that Durgesh and some of his aides began assaulting Dashrath with lathis. The cops have arrested two suspects, Hakam and Chhatar Singh, while Durgesh and another attacker are on the run.
Dashrath’s father, Ghanshyam, and a friend, Devraj, tried to save him, but they too were thrashed. All three were taken to Tendukheda hospital and then transferred to Lakshmi Narayan Hospital in Narsinghpur, a further 60km, where Dashrath died, TOI stated
Police have registered a case and sent out teams to arrest the accused, the publication concluded.