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Leaders want autopsies in Gopalganj case

Meo Muslim leaders and an independent member of Parliament on Saturday demanded that doctors from Jaipur conduct the autopsies of victims of a communal clash in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district three days ago.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2011 00:09 IST
HT Correspondent

Meo Muslim leaders and an independent member of Parliament on Saturday demanded that doctors from Jaipur conduct the autopsies of victims of a communal clash in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district three days ago.

Eight people were killed in police firing following violent clashes overland for a Muslim graveyard in Gopalgarh on Wednesday. The Gujjars, who claim ownership of the land, are opposed to Meo Muslims using it as a graveyard.

Meo Muslim leaders and Kirori Lal Meena, independent MP from Dausa, met atKhushipur village in Alwar district on Saturday.

Putting pressure on the Congress government, the meeting demanded that a case be filed against policemen involved in the incident, includingadditional superintendent of police Om Prakash Meghwal, who allegedlyordered the firing.

On Friday, chief minister Ashok Gehlot decided to hand over the case tothe Central Bureau of Investigation and announced jobs for the kin ofthose killed.