On Wednesday morning, advocate Digvijay Trivedi who was a part of the legal team representing the deceased ascetics in the Palghar mob lynching case passed away in a car accident. He was traveling with a female colleague to the Dahanu court. At around 10.30 am on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway, Trivedi was killed on the spot when his car turned turtle. On the other hand, his colleague is in a critical condition in the Kasa government hospital. The Kasa Police have registered an accidental death report. Trivedi was the chief of the legal cell of the Hitendra Thakur-led Bahujan Vikas Aghadi party. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has again demanded a CBI probe into the Palghar case.
On April 16, three men were stopped in the Palghar district of Maharashtra while they were headed towards Surat in a car to attend a funeral. They were dragged out of their car and brutally attacked by angry residents of Gadchinchale village.
Videos doing rounds on social media show villagers armed with sticks and stones also attacking a police team as they try to control the situation and rescue the victims. The deceased were identified as Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri (70), Sushilgiri Maharaj (35), and their car driver Nilesh Telgade (30).
The case was eventually handed over to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) who have arrested at least 24 people in the case as of yet.
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