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Tragic Assault on 77-Year-Old Over RTI Request Sparks Outcry in Ratlam, MP

Community Protests Erupt as Elderly Victim Succumbs to Brutal Attack, Administration Demolishes Accused’s Residence

In a tragic incident in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, a 77-year-old man succumbed to injuries sustained during a brutal assault just 10 days after filing an RTI application. The assailants, allegedly led by Janpad vice-president Suresh Jat, prompted widespread outrage and protests.

The elderly victim’s family, seeking justice, took a bold stance by placing his body outside the accused’s residence. Refusing to proceed with the last rites until substantial action was taken, they demanded accountability for the heinous act.

Ratlam Protest over death of 77-year-old RTI applicant,
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Responding to public unrest, the administration took decisive measures by demolishing a portion of Suresh Jat’s house, signaling a commitment to justice. This move aimed to address the community’s concerns and demonstrate a firm stance against violence.

The incident highlights the vulnerability of individuals seeking transparency through RTI applications and underscores the importance of safeguarding citizens’ rights. The community’s unified call for justice and the subsequent administrative response underscore the need for a society that protects its elderly and values accountability in the face of violence.

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As the community mourns the loss of the elderly victim, this tragic event serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by those seeking information and justice, emphasizing the imperative to create a safer environment for citizens exercising their right to information.

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