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Women lead protest over triple murder in Banswara, hurl bangles at police

Udaipur/Banswara : Tension prevailed in Banswara city on Sunday after community protested over the savage triple murder inside the civil hospital premises a day ago. Stone pelting incidents were reported from Holi Chowk and Prithviganj areas, cars were damaged, window panes were broken as stones were thrown at some houses in the area. Later afternoon women of a community walked out of their homes leading a mass protest and hurled bangles at the police and Anjuman Sadar at Indira colony. The community refused to claim the three dead bodies for last rites which was kept at the mortuary till late evening, however, sources claimed that after the mediation talks the community had agreed for the burial which could take place late night.

The community demanded immediate arrest of the assailants who had brutally murdered a father and his two sons on Saturday morning at the hospital premises over an old enmity for property. Sensing the situation, the district administration had imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC on friday night that continued the second day. Internet services remained suspended, additional police companies were pressed in from the entire division and police officers held mediation talks with peace committees urging them to pacify people to maintain calm and refrain from any violence. ” We have detained one person while teams have been send to various places in search of the culprits. CCTV footage from the hospital has been taken for identification of the men involved in the murder. Security has been beefed up and situation is under control, we are holding peace talks with both the community” Banswara SP Kaluram Rawat told Udaipur Kiran.

A 65-year old man Shabbir Mohammad and his two sons Shareef and Shahid were murdered by few men of other community on Friday morning due to a decade old property related row between the two parties. The community people who gathered in large number at Indira colony raised slogans and severely condemned the failure of police in controlling crime in the area. The police persuaded them to disperse ahead of the prohibitory provisions of section 144, however, agitators didnt heed to them. Women threw bangles at the cops and Anjuman Sadar Naeem Sheikh who arrived there to pacify the community. Family members and relatives demanded an ex-gratia of 45 lakh rupees to be given to the deceased family and employment for a survivor.

The Sadar announced that the aggrieved family would be extended all required support and Anjuman would bear the legal expenses to be incurred in the course of justice. Collector Bhagwati Prasad also held a mediation talk with senior leaders of both community. ” The triple murder incident is unfortunate and the citizens have exhibited patience and cooperation in upkeeping the law and order situation, however, because of some minor incidents, the common people have been suffering due to the internet services suspension. As soon as things are normal, internet service would be restored after reviewing the situation” the collector told Udaipur Kiran.

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