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Ahmedabad bandh affects life

Ahmedabad bandh, the residents of Ranip area protesting against the mysterious death two boys studying in a Gurukul on July 5, demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2008 06:04 PM IST

Business establishments, schools, government and private offices remained closed during the Ahmedabad bandh on Friday affecting life in the city.

The bandh call was given by the residents of Ranip area protesting against the mysterious death two boys studying in a Gurukul on July 5. They demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident.

The roads in Vadaj, Sabarmati and Chandlodia areas, which are in close proximity to the deceased boys' house, were swarming with bandh supporters since morning.

Bodies of two cousins Dipesh Vaghela (10)and Abhishek Vaghela (11) were found on the banks of Sabarmati river near Sardar Patel Stadium, about 2.5 km from Asharam Bapu Ashram in Motera, Gandhinagar.

The boys, who were reported missing by the Ashram authorities a few days before their bodies were found, were enrolled in Class V and VI respectively.

Some sporadic incident of violence were also reported from different parts of the city, police said.

Incidents of stone pelting on Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS) buses were reported from the Nirnaynagar and Sabarmati area of the city, police added.

Chairman of the AMTS, Praveen Patel, said bus services to sensitive areas have been cancelled.

"We have stopped bus services to Nirnaynagar, Vadaj, Sabarmati, Chandlodia and nearby areas for the safety of our staff and buses. However, the service in other areas of city will continue as per schedule," Patel said.

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