Rajasthan News

CM Raje calls for peace over Pratapgarh violence

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 16, 2014

After the violence incidents in Udaipur and Pratapgarh districts, CM Raje urges to maintain peace and harmony. There were unconfirmed reports that two bike-borne assailants at Devaldi village fired in the air. After the information, inspector general of police, Udaipur and district collector rushed to the spot. “They also faced the wrath of people for not been able to arrest even a single person,” said a police officer.

Minor incidents of violence were reported from many places in the districts. Ten shops were set ablaze in Salamgarh while 2 merchandize outlets were torched at Bachundala near Pratapgarh.

At Dorana village, three houses were set on fire but the inmates were not hurt, said sources.

The violence broke out at around 8 pm on Tuesday night when a group of RSS workers were returning after a ‘Path Sanchalan’ programme on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. The group was allegedly infuriated on hearing some offensive comments on their uniform allegedly by members of Muslim community who are majority in the area.

Verbal abuses transformed into physical assault and firing. One was shot dead at the spot while two others succumbed to injuries while being brought to Udaipur for treatment. The bodies have been shifted to the state morgue at the hospital here.

Meanwhile, chief minister Vasundhara Raje urged people of both communities to maintain harmony and peace. “I will urge people of the two communities to maintain harmony and peace,” she said while talking to newsmen at Jaipur.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Rajasthan-CM-reviews-Pratapgarh-situation-calls-for-peace/articleshow/28861735.cms?

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