The Special Investigation Team probing the Muzaffarnagar riot cases filed its first chargesheet on Friday against the only two persons arrested so far. The team also got the district magistrate’s permission to exhume the body of a man who was allegedly hanged to death and later buried by rioters.
Insensitive statements from all quarters, including the official machinery, have only rubbed salt into the wounds of the Muzaffarnagar riot victims. The riots left 63 people dead and 50,000 displaced.
Troubled Muzaffarnagar was bristling with tension once again after one person sustained bullet injuries in group clashes at Sandhavali village on the outskirts of the city yesterday evening.
Coming down hard on the Uttar Pradesh government over reports that 40 children had died in its relief camps in riot-torn Muzaffarnagar, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed it to take immediate steps to ensure there were no such deaths in future, especially with winter setting in.