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FIR lodged against barricade contractor in Barabanki stampede

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 16:17

Barabanki (UP): A case of culpable homicide has been registered against the contractor, responsible for barricading during Maha Shivratri festival at the Mahedeva temple, where stampede claimed two lives on Sunday.

"An FIR has been lodged by SHO, Ram Nagar police station against barricading contractor Javed," SDM JP Singh said on Tuesday.

While two persons were killed and over a dozen injured in a stampede at a Shiva temple where thousands of devotees had lined up to pay obeisance on the occasion of Shivratri.

The incident occurred in the wee hours at Lodeshwar Mahadev Temple when the barricades collapsed due to the heavy rush of devotees.

On directives of District Magistrate, a magistrate inquiry is underway in the incident.


First Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 16:17

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