A nine-year-old Dalit boy from Rajasthan’s Jalore lost his life for having wanted to quench his thirst.


  1. A 9-year-old Dalit boy was beaten to death by his teacher.
  2. This act took place because he touched the water pot kept only for the upper caste people.
  3. The boy lost his life, and the teacher has been booked on charges of murder and under section 302 of the IPC and SC/ST act.

On July 20, Indra Meghwal, a 9-year-old boy was beaten to death by his teacher because he ‘touched’ the water pot meant for the higher.

Indra was a third-grade student at Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Jalore.

Dewaram Meghwal, the father of Indra, filed a police complaint, in which he mentioned that his son was bleeding from his eyes and nose.

He also said that his son wanted to quench his thirst, but lost his life instead, because of the prevailing caste distribution.

Indra was first admitted to hospitals in Jalore and Udaipur, but seeing no improvement in his condition, they admitted him into a private hospital in Ahmedabad, and just like that, on a random Saturday a little boy lost his life.TEACHER KILLS

Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, expressed his grief over the incident and promised to provide justice to the little boy.

He also stated that the boy’s family will get a compensation worst 5 lakh rupees from the CM Relief Fund.

Demand has been made by the state education department to enquire into the matter. Two officials have been appointed for the same who will submit a report to the block education minister.

The 40-year-old teacher Chail Singh has been charged with murder and section 302 of the IPC and SC/ST act.

The boy’s post-mortem will be conducted in Ahmedabad.

The internet in Jalore and nearby areas has been temporarily suspended to avoid the escalation of this matter.


KEYWORDS – death, discrimination, Dalit.


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