The MLA from Jalore, Jogeshwar Garg, however, said the facts will come out only after the investigation gets over.
Indra Meghwal, a student of a private school in Surana village of Jalore district, was beaten up on July 20 and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Ahmedabad on August 13.
“I have spoken to villagers and others. According to them, there is doubt that the incident occurred because the boy was of Meghwal community and he touched the water pot,” Garg said.
“There is no doubt that the boy was beaten up by the teacher and he died. The accused has been arrested and an investigation is being held. Whether he was beaten up for being Meghwal and touching the water pot will be clear in the probe,” he said.
The legislator said the police, administration and education department are carrying out separate inquiries.
Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra, party leader Sachin Pilot and the BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena are scheduled to visit Surana village in Jalore to meet the boy’s family on Tuesday. PTI SDA NSD