Wednesday, September 10, 2008

27 Year Old Man Beaten & Buried Alive!

How 27 Year Old Rajesh Digal Was Buried Alive by the Mob

Rajesh Digal (27 Yrs), Christian was buried alive near Paburia, under Tikabali Police station in Kandhamal district.

Kamal, brother in law of Rajesh Digal narrates the chilling incident.
Rajesh Digal and and Tunguru Mallick work in Chennai.

On 24th August 2008 they were coming to Bataguda on a home visit but were held up at G. Udaygiri. They could not get any public transport to reach their village Bataguda (situated about 60 km from G.Udagiri) because the VHP had called a Bundh, on account of the death of their leader Swami Laxmananda Saraswati. Finally, the two decided to walk it out.

As they had reached Paburia the mob stopped them and asked their identity. They told about themselves but the mob identified Rajesh as a Christian. When they checked his bag, they found a Bible. Thereafter, they started beating him as they pleased and Rajesh fell down.

While Rajesh was being beaten, some others started digging a pit. When they completed digging the pit, they proceeded to bury Rajesh who was still alive.

"Why are you burying me? I am still alive" Rajesh asked.

"Call your Jesus. He will save you" they replied and buried him alive.

Then they caught hold of Tunguru who was watching everything. They poured kerosene on him and set him on fire. But he somehow escaped and ran for his life and reached village where he narrated whatever happened to the villagers and to Mr. Kamal.

Tunguru, who had a narrow escape from being burnt alive, still bears the burn marks on his body.

Rajesh Digal who was buried alive, leaves behind two young girls and an aging mother. The family is in the refugee camp and could not lodge even an FIR to the police.

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