Ratangarh temple stampede: Judicial inquiry to be conducted, says MP CM
Madhya Pradesh govt said on Sunday that a judicial inquiry will be conducted into the Ratangarh temple stampede.
Zee Media Bureau/Manisha Singh
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government said on Sunday that a judicial inquiry will be conducted into the Ratangarh temple stampede in which more than sixty people are feared to have been killed.
MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan tweeted saying that apart from the judicial inquiry, kin of those who had died in the incident would be given a compensation of Rs1.5 lakhs each.
The stampede occurred during the Navratri festivities near a temple in the state`s Datia district after rumours that a bridge that the devotees were crossing was about to collapse, as per reports.
The stampede occurred on the bridge over the Sindh river. Devotees had arrived from Datia, Uttar Pradesh and other places to offer players at the Durga temple at Ratangarh.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Chambal Range, DK Arya told a news agency that the situation had been brought under control.
Meanwhile, an AICC statement quoting Congress president said that Sonia Gandhi had expressed shock and anguish over the tragic mishap.