Animal’s death leads to riots in Madhya Pradesh town
Harda: The situation in curfew-bound Cheepabad-Khirkiya town of Harda district remained tense on Friday, after which the district administration issued shoot-at-sight orders, as a precautionary measure.
"Though no untoward incident took place in the troubled town since curfew was imposed, the administration issued shoot-at-sight orders as a precautionary measure," Harda district`s Superintendent of Police (SP) Deepak Varma told reporters.
A total of 30 persons were arrested for arson as well as stone-pelting and a case has been registered against them under Section 307 and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the SP said.
The SP said that nearly 20 people, including six policemen suffered injuries in the violence which erupted after a domestic animal was found dead.
Additional forces from neighbouring districts and jawans of the Rapid Action Force and Special Armed Force (SAF) were deployed in the town and other sensitive places in the district.
He said that the situation is tense, but under control in the district, after the killing of a domestic animal in the town, sparked off stone-pelting and arson by a large number of people, who also set a number of shops and homes ablaze.
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