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Rajasthani folk dancer Rekha Kalbeliya murdered

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 31, 2014

In a major setback news for Rajasthan, Rekha Kalbeliya who was an Internationally acclaimed folk dancer stabbed to death by an obsessed lover at Dudh Talai here on Thursday. The accused was beaten up badly by the local people who later handed him over to the police.

Rekha had showcased her dancing skills at various international events and was scheduled to perform in Milan, Italy in March.

The dancer, a resident of Mulla Talai was a professional dancer at Hotel Lake Palace and was working there for past several years. The accused has been identified as Dilip Nath (25), a resident of Jodhpur who had reportedly been following Rekha persuading her to be in a relationship for the past two years.

On Thursday while Rekha accompanied by three of her co-dancers reached near Badi Pal Gate to take a boat to Hotel Lake Palace, Dilip followed her. When she rebuked him, the accused assaulted her and stabbed her seven times on the back and other parts of the body. Hearing her shout for help, people rushed to save her who sustained serious injuries all over her body. Meanwhile, some people caught Dilip and thrashed him up before police reached the spot.

The dancer was rushed to hospital in a critical state but succumbed to her injuries during treatment.

According to the victim’s elder brother, Rekha was married but due to some social custom she was presently living with her parents. The accused Dilip Nath had first met Rekha two years back in a family function at Jodhpur and proposed to her but she rejected his proposal. Dilip continued to follow her in Udaipur who had also been warned by her family.

The accused has been booked under Section 302 of the IPC and send to police custody.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Dancer-Rekha-Kalbeliya-stabbed-to-death/articleshow/29633054.cms

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