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6 killed in fresh violence in Muzaffarnagar,curfew clamped

Tension has been simmering since three persons were killed in the Kawal village on August 27.

Written by PTI | Muzaffarnagar/lucknow |
Updated: April 8, 2014 2:36:22 pm

At least six persons,including a TV journalist,were killed and 34 injured today in fresh clashes between members of two communities in Muzaffarnagar,where indefinite curfew was clamped to quell the violence.

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Tensions simmering since three persons were killed in Kawal village on August 27 today erupted in clashes in several parts of the district. IBN7 part-time correspondent Rajesh Verma and a photographer hired by police,Israr,were among those killed in the violence.

Officials in Lucknow said that six persons were killed and curfew has been clamped in Civil lines,Kotwali and Nai Mandi of Muzaffarnagar city. Officials in the district said that at least 34 people were injured.

The photographer was beaten to death in Sekeda village by a group of people returning from the meeting,police sources said. Today’s incidents occurred as a meeting was being held in Naglabadhod in defiance of prohibitory orders to demand withdrawal of cases registered in connection with August 27 violence in Kanwal.

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ADG (Law and Order) Arun Kumar said in Lucknow that senior police officers including the IG law and order and Igs of Meerut and Saharanpur were camping in the area. Five companies of PAC and as many of RAF and police have been deployed in the troubled areas,sources said.

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