Udaipur : A petty quarrel between youths in a neighbourhood turned ugly as a gang stabbed a youth on Sunday late night. The incident took place in Bhil Magri of Kankroli in Rajsamand city. The victim Prakash so VeniRam Bhil was hospitalised in a critical condition while the infuriated relatives and community people pelted stones at the accused’s house and set a two wheeler ablaze in Indra colony. Heavy forces have been deployed in the area since midnight and the situation continued to remain tensed on Monday. The Bhil community took out a massive rally and protested outside the collectorate. They also demanded closure of unlicensed meat shops in the area which they said are hubs of illegal activities and drug addiction.
According to sources, youths from the Bhil and Muslim community often mess up in the area over trivial affairs. On Sunday too, a minor from the muslim community was stopped and allegedly threatened by some boys of the Bhil caste. This instigated the other group which in a retaliation thrashed Prakash and his friend Kishan Gameti. The assailants stabbed Prakash and fled. People gathered in large number and a tension brewed up in the area. Forces from four police stations including Kankroli, Rajnagar were deployed in the area to control the situation. On Monday, large number of people including women from Bhil community took out a rally and protested against the illegal shops in the area.
People met the collector and complained that many unlicensed meat shops running in the area have become a centre of anti social activities and breaching peace. The demanded the closure of shops and arrest all accused. ” A complaint has been given against 4-5 persons and we have arrested four, one of them is a minor. To prevent any untoward incident, heavy forces have been deployed in the area including teams from Rajnagar, Kankroli, Kelwa, Nathdwara police stations, Mewar Bhil Core and RAC batallions. The situation is under control now and the victim is also said to be out of danger” ASP Manish Tripathy told Udaipur Kiran.