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Vidisha limps back to normalcy, relaxations in curfew soon

The Vidisha district administration on Monday claimed the situation in Vidisha town is under control and the curfew imposed over the region may be relaxed soon.

bhopal Updated: Nov 14, 2016 18:58 IST
Cops patrol a curfew bound locality in Vidisha on Sunday following the murder of Bajrang Dal worker Deepak Kushwah.
Cops patrol a curfew bound locality in Vidisha on Sunday following the murder of Bajrang Dal worker Deepak Kushwah. (PTI file)

The Vidisha district administration on Monday claimed the situation in Vidisha town is under control and the curfew imposed over the region may be relaxed soon.

Curfew was imposed in the town following the eruption of violence after the alleged murder of a 23-year-old Bajrang Dal activist Deepak Kushwah on Saturday evening.

“At present the situation is normal but the curfew is still not lifted. In the evening a meeting will be held, in which it will be decided whether to relaxation the curfew or not and if yes, then for how many hours,” district collector Anil Suchare said, adding that after analysing the situation, the authorities will decide on Tuesday whether to lift the curfew or not.

Kushwah was reportedly attacked by a group of men and he succumbed to stab wounds at the town’s Baksariya locality. According to police, Deepak Kushwah was allegedly involved in five criminal cases and had an old enmity with his attackers. About four days ago they had a clash but the police had reportedly failed to take action.

Sunday saw a fresh wave of violence after Kushwah’s body was being taken home for his funeral. Agitated Bajrang Dal supporters set afire three thatched houses in a slum belonging to the community of the main accused, as well as setting two trucks and a jeep afire. At least three people sustained injuries in the stone pelting that accompanied the arson.

Following the violence, heavy police force was deployed in the town, with 11 men arrested by the police since Saturday.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj represents the Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency.