North Indians targeted in Kolhapur after child`s rape
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 08:19
  
Sangli: Suspected Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Shiv Sena activists on Tuesday attacked migrant workers from North India and ransacked their properties in adjoining Kolhapur district after a two-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a labourer from Jharkhand.

Two persons received minor injures when the activists, armed with sticks, went on a rampage and targeted migrant workers, their shops and houses in Laksyateerth Vasavth, the area where the rape incident took place yesterday, Police Control Room sources in Kolhapur told a news agency by phone.

Police used batons to disperse the violent mob and restore order.

The accused, Rajusingh Bablu Singh, who was working at a construction site in the area, has been arrested, sources said.

The victim, whose condition is said to be stable, is the daughter of a watchman who too worked at the construction site in the South Maharashtra district, about 400km from Mumbai, they added.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 08:19


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