A man in Kota was allegedly killed on Monday after pressurised air was forcefully inserted into his body through the rectum, the Times of India reported.
The police told TOI that the victim, 28-year-old Manish, was a pavement-dweller. According to the report, Manish got into a scuffle with the accused at a tyre puncture repair shop at the Marble circle area.
A police officer from the RK Puram station told TOI: "The accused inserted the air pipe into the victim's rectum, with full air pressure through the compressor. The victim was rushed to the government hospital with a swollen abdomen and damage to other parts of his body. He succumbed to internal injuries".
The officer told TOI that it appeared that Manish had died of an internal hemorrhage as a result of the attack.
The accused, Murari Lal, was arrested for alleged culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 of Indian Penal code (IPC).
Second incident in four months
This is not the first incident of its kind this year. A day after a Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched in Dadri over rumours of eating beef, an employee at a Toyota workshop in Sewri, Mumbai, was killed after a man inserted an air pump into his rectum to test the pressure.
Police told the Mumbai Mirror that the deceased, Mohammed Yakub Abdul Hasan Shaikh, had allegedly challenged the accused to carry out the deed.
Yakub was "brought dead... abnormally bloated condition and protruding eyes," the police said.
While the deceased family alleged it was a hate crime, the Toyota center has not commented on the issue.