“Is Your Name Mohammed?”: 65-Year-Old Mentally Ill Man, Bashed, Later Found Dead

Bhopal: A murder complaint has been filed in Madhya Pradesh after a missing 65-year-old man with mental illness was discovered dead, with a video showing a guy repeatedly hitting him as he attempted to respond.

The case has been filed in the district of Neemuch. Dinesh Kushwaha, the attacker in the video, has been recognized as the primary offender. Kushwaha is married to a former BJP councilor.

Police said that the elderly man, Bhanwarlal Jain, was from Sarsi in Ratlam district and went missing on May 15 after a visit to a religious event in Rajasthan. Following a missing complaint, police put out an alert with his photographs. His body was found on a roadside in Neemuch district yesterday. It was handed over to his family and they performed the last rites.

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The footage was then shared with the family. Mr. Jain is seen seated on a bench while Kushwaha towering over him in the video. “What’s your name, exactly? Is your name Mohammed? “He hits the elderly man across the face and asks him. He continues, “Tell your name clearly and your Aadhaar card.”

The elderly man provides money, apparently terrified. This enrages the attacker, who repeatedly slaps the senior gentleman on the head and ears. The 65-year-old appeared to be having difficulty comprehending his circumstances. When he lifts his shirt, a concealed pocket is revealed. He tries to offer the assailant money once more as the latter continues to slap him hard.

After seeing the horrible video, Jain’s family went to the police station and sought Kushwaha’s arrest right away.

The video was most likely filmed on Thursday, according to KL Dangi, in charge of the police station where the FIR was submitted.

A case has been filed under the categories of murder and death by carelessness, according to State Home Minister Narottam Mishra.

Following the release of the video, the opposition attacked the ruling BJP. Jitu Patwari, a Congress MLA, accused the BJP of “starting a furnace of hatred.”

A lawsuit has been filed, according to senior party leader Digvijaya Singh, but it is unclear whether action would be taken.

State BJP secretary Rajneesh Agrawal said, “The incident is unfortunate. An accused is an accused and it has nothing to do with party politics. None of the people involved in such an act will be spared by the state government.”

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