Gautam's mother has alleged that the police took him to the outpost at night and thrashed him to death, after which they left his body a short distance away from the house.
The accused, Ganesh Mishra, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The victim is admitted in hospital in Rewa, and the limb has been reattached to his body. It is not immediately clear if it can be used again.
They asked us as to why did we enter the Ram temple on October 20 when a ‘pratishthan’ ceremony was going on.
The accused followed Meghwal to Suratgarh, in neighbouring Ganganagar district, where he had gone on an errand, and abducted him on his way back. They allegedly beat him to death.