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Muzaffarnagar riots: First chargesheet filed

PTI  Muzaffarnagar, January 25, 2014
First Published: 00:46 IST(25/1/2014) | Last Updated: 00:45 IST(26/1/2014)

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.

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The chargesheet was related to the violence in Kutba village in September, in which eight persons were killed.

The accused, Kunwar Pal and Jogender, have were charged with involvement in the violence in the village, in which eight persons were killed and 24 seriously injured.

These are the only two men arrested for the riots in which cases have been registered against 110 people.

Fifty-year-old Mahruddin, whose body is to be exhumed, is one of the 60 people who were killed in the riots.

His body was buried without any information to his family or the police.

Another Baby dies in relief camp

A five-month-old baby girl succumbed to pneumonia in a relief camp at Malakpur village in Shamli district.

According to camp organiser Maulana Aslem, Shabnam contracted pneumonia due to the cold conditions sweeping the region.

The state government had come under vicious attack from the opposition after media reported the deaths of 34 children living in relief camps with the onset of winter.

While 12 children had died in the camps, the rest had died in hospitals or nursing homes, where they were taken. The state government, however, had denied the charge.

A team has been sent to probe the latest death, said Charan Singh, superintendent of the Kairana government health centre.


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