Death toll in Bharatpur violence rises to 9
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 19:36
  
Bharatpur/Jaipur: The death toll in communal clashes in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district climbed to nine after a man succumbed to his injuries at a hospital, officials said on day.

"The man was hospitalised at Sawai Man Singh government hospital in Jaipur and died last night. With this, nine people have died so far," Bharatpur District Collector Gaurav Goyal said.

Official sources said post mortem of seven victims also began today after their relatives agreed to take their bodies. Autopsy on two bodies had been conducted earlier.

Meanwhile, the issue was discussed at an informal cabinet gathering in Jaipur.

State Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal told reporters that the government has already ordered CBI and judicial probes into the matter.

The clashes took places between the members of two communities in Gopalgarh town in Bharatpur on last Wednesday over a land dispute.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 19:36


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