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BSF Personnel Killed for Protesting Daughter’s objectionable video

BSF Personnel Killed for Protesting Daughter’s objectionable video

On 25 December, 2022 seven people were arrested by the Gujarat police for killing a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, when he protested against his daughter’s objectionable video.

On the night of 24th December, a 42 years old BSF jawan Melaji Vaghela went to the house of accused to protest while holding one of them responsible for circulating an objectionable video of his minor daughter on social media.

The incident took place when Vaghela was visiting his family on a holiday before his transfer to Barmer in Rajasthan from Ambasan in Mehsana.

It has been reported that the BSF jawan along with his wife and son went to the house of Dinesh Jadav at Chaklasi village in Nadiad taluka of the district to protest against the objectionable video of Vaghela’s daughter, which they claimed was circulated on social media by Jadav’s son.

After a heated argument over the issue, Jadav and his six other family members attacked Vaghela and his family members with sticks and sharp weapons.

Vaghela received injuries on his head and other body parts and died on the spot. His son Navdeep too suffered severe head injuries and his wife was also injured.

After all the accused fled, Manjulaben called her nephew and second son, who called ambulance and rushed the injured Vaghela and his son to Nadiad government hospital, where doctors declared the BSF trooper dead and his son was referred to Ahmedabad government hospital.

As per the FIR report, Shailesh aka Sunil Yadav of Vanipura village of Nadiad tehsil is the schoolmate of the BSF soldier’s daughter, and the two were in a relationship. He had made an objectionable video of Vaghela’s daughter, and it was shared widely online after he uploaded it a few days before.

A case had been registered by Manjulaben, the wife of the deceased BSF jawan, at the Chaklasi police station after which a case has been lodged on the seven people of Jadav family under various criminal charges.

A case was registered against Dinesh Jadav, Arvind Jadav, Chhanabhai Jadav, Sachin Jadav, Bhavesh Jadav and Kailashben Jadav for murder (IPC 302), attempt to murder (IPC 307), unlawful assembly (IPC 143), unlawful assembly with comment intent to commit offence, rioting and armed deadly weapon (IPC 323). 

All accused have been sent to judicial custody including two women who have been arrested on charges of murder and rioting.

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