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Death toll in Bharatpur violence rises to 9

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

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.


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

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