MP: Vidisha tense after murder, violence; curfew clamped in city

"Curfew has been imposed in the city limits of the district at around 12.15 PM," Collector Anil Suchari told PTI.

By: PTI | Vidisha | Updated: November 13, 2016 4:39 pm

A man was murdered allegedly by some persons of another community which led to arson and stone-pelting, prompting the authorities to clamp curfew in the city. The man was allegedly stabbed to death by members of another community over an old enmity yesterday.

Violence erupted when the body was being brought home after postmortem this morning. Around three thatched houses were torched. Besides, three persons were injured in the stone pelting under Kotwali police station area, police sources said.

“Curfew has been imposed in the city limits of the district at around 12.15 PM,” Collector Anil Suchari said. “The city is tense and we are bringing the situation under control by asking people to remain indoors,” he added.

An hour before clamping the curfew, the district administration imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC. However, when the things didn’t improve, the curfew was enforced.

Police on Saturday booked and arrested 13 persons in connection with the murder. Vidisha is the Lok Sabha constituency of Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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    Lalit Mohan
    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:55 am
    Does man not have name?
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      Nishith
      Nov 13, 2016 at 11:59 am
      Conditions are really tensed. I canceled my visit to hometown Vidisha as my parents were scared of riots. Few houses burnt and vehicles were damaged.
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        Sanjay
        Nov 13, 2016 at 11:19 am
        When press talks round round, you should understand who is the culprit and who is the victim. If it was otherwise, Psudo seular press had reported Akhlaq's name as victim very clearly.
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          The Disturbed
          Nov 13, 2016 at 11:18 am
          "Another community" - too afraid to publish the truth?
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