Bharat Bandh: Sub inspector, who suffered heart attack in Jodhpur, dies

Chaudhary died on the way to Ahmedabad 's Mehsana. He was being taken to Ahmedabad from Jodhpur for treatment.

Bharat Bandh: Sub inspector, who suffered heart attack in Jodhpur, dies
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JAIPUR: A police sub inspector in Rajasthan, who had suffered a heart attack in the wake of violent protests during Bharat Bandh, died a day after - on Tuesday. Identified as Mahendra Chaudhary, the inspector was posted at Udayamandir police station in Jodhpur.

Chaudhary died on the way to Ahmedabad 's Mehsana. He was being taken to Ahmedabad from Jodhpur for treatment. He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital located in Mahamandir, Jodhpur.

Jodhpur Police Commissioner expressed grief on hearing Chaudhary's demise. The death of Chaudhary was confirmed by the doctors of a private hospital. His body will be brought back to Jodhpur late night on Tuesday. 

During the clashes, sub inspector Chaudhary suffered a heart attack as he was controlling the crowd. He was initially rushed to the Powta Hospital, however, was referred to a private hospital in Mahamandir.

The Bharat Bandh was called against the Supreme Court's order to dilute the stringent provisions mandating immediate arrest under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act. 

Violence erupted in many parts of the country as Dalit protesters blocked trains, clashed with police and set fire to vehicles during a nationwide bandh against the Supreme Court order on SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

On March 20, the Supreme Court had diluted the provisions of the Act and had said that government servants should not be arrested without prior sanction and private citizens, too, should be arrested only after an inquiry under the law.

Transport, mobile and internet services were hit in many states with over 100 trains getting affected due to protests, even as the Centre moved the SC seeking review of its judgement, maintaining that the verdict will violate constitutional rights of these communities.

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