Curfew imposed as violent mobs set shops, vehicles on fire in Madhya Pradesh

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A large-scale violence has been reported from Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district, where the enraged mob set public vehicles and many shops on fire on Tuesday evening.

District administration has now clamped section 144 after an incident of stone pelting over a dispute between two groups in Manawar town of Dhar district on Tuesday evening.

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The government also reinforcement of additional from nearby districts as the local administration struggled to contain the violence.

Officials said that the tension escalated after two groups came face-to-face over some dispute and started pelting stones at each other.

 

The enraged mob set many shops and public vehicles on fire.

The police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse the mob. As preventive measure, section 144 was imposed by the SDM.

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New18, Madhya Pradesh reported that the rioters had free run for a while initially as there was minimal force available in the town. However as the violence intensified, additional force sent from the district headquarters took charge and situation was brought under control.

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Additional force was also pressed into service from Indore in the wake of tension in the communally sensitive district. The situation in the town was tense but under control till late evening.

There is no clarity over the reason of this clash.

(Photo- courtesy AajTak)

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