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One killed in clash, MP town on edge

india Updated: Dec 31, 2007 01:19 IST
Rajesh Jauhri

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 was clamped in Dewas on Sunday after one person was killed and at least five seriously injured in sporadic violence following the murder of former RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi late on Saturday night.

The assailants were allegedly travelling in a beacon-fitted car accompanied by two motorcycles.

Joshi was one of the accused in the murder of Mhow RSS activist Pyar Singh Ninama and his son Dinesh on August 17, 2003. The trials are on in an Indore court. A dozen persons were booked for the murder, of which three are still absconding.

Ninama’s widow Sugrabai, who

was sarpanch of Khurdi village panchayat in Mhow tehsil and the main witness, died of a heart attack on December 27 this year.

The murder was a major plank in the assembly elections of 2003 with then Chief Minister Digvijay Singh using it as a tool against the saffron brigade in his speeches while campaigning.

The situation throughout the district became tense as news spread. Violence erupted in Sutarkheda village. A group of residents of the village in Dewas district attacked the locality where members of the Fakir community live. One person was killed and five injured in the clashes prompting Dewas collector Navnit Kothari to impose Section 144.