Kapil Mishra collects Rs 25 lakhs for family of priest burnt to death in Rajasthan

12th October 2020

12th October 2020

Kapil Mishra consoling a family member of burnt priest

BJP leader Kapil Mishra met the wife and family of the deceased Karauli's priest on Sunday. The mob had burnt the priest to death over a dispute of land.

Kapil Mishra had started a campaign to help the slain priest's family on Twitter, with the help of which he collected Rs. 25 lakhs. In his meeting, Mishra assured the priest's wife that the accumulated funds will be transferred to her account.

To transfer the funds as early as possible, Mishra made sure that their bank account is functional.

Along with Mishra, the government of the state had also announced to help the family with an aid of Rs. 10 lakhs but neither they received the funds and nor any official from the government has contacted the family.

The deceased priest's neighbours and other people from his village expressed outrage over the fact that no one from the government of the state visited the family when they had gathered to express condolences to the family.

They even bashed the government for not able to complete the probe of the incident. This silence from the state government comes as a shock if one compares it with the keenness of the Congress, in power in Rajasthan, in the Hathras case.

A Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped by four men in Hathras and senior leaders of Congress including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi tried to visit the victim's family soon after they heard the news.

However, they did not react to the incident of rape that happened in Balrampur or on the incident of the priest's brutal death.

Babulal Vaishnav, the priest was ablaze by some people in Rajasthan's Bukna village of Karauli district over a land dispute. He died on Thursday due to severe injuries.

The nephew of the priest has also claimed that the Ashok Gehlot administration had pressurised the victim's family to cremate the priest's dead body on the night of Friday.

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