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.