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Jaipur violence: Victim’s family refuses to get autopsy done, wants ₹1-cr ex-gratia, govt job

Curfew clamped in four police station areas of the Walled City following the death of one person in clashes between police and protestors in Ramganj area on Friday night, continued for the second consecutive day on Sunday

jaipur Updated: Sep 10, 2017 20:09 IST
HT Correspondent
The road in front of Hawa Mahal, which generally remains chock-a-block with traffic and tourists, wears a deserted look on Sunday.
The road in front of Hawa Mahal, which generally remains chock-a-block with traffic and tourists, wears a deserted look on Sunday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)

Curfew clamped in four police station areas of the Walled City following the death of one person in clashes between police and protestors in Ramganj area Friday night, continued for the second consecutive day Sunday. Mobile internet services also remained suspended.

Officials were, however, still trying to convince the family of Mohammad Raees alias Aadil, who was killed allegedly in police firing, to get the post-mortem done and accept the body.

Raees, a second year student of BA, was killed when the forces opened fire to control a mob that had went berserk following an incident of an alleged assault of a couple by a constable in the area. The mob had torched a power house and five vehicles prompting police to resort to tear gas shells, rubber pellets and finally firing in the air.

“The situation on Sunday was peaceful and there were no untoward incidents. The decision to extend the curfew will depend on the outcome of ongoing talks with the family of the deceased person,” said additional commissioner of police, law and order, Nitin Deep Blaggan.

Raees’ family has refused to allow the administration to conduct the postmortem of the body demanding a compensation of Rs 1 crore, government job and action against all the policemen stationed at the Ramganj police station. “We demand that the government suspend the entire staff of Ramganj police station,” his elder brother Mohammad Jameel has said.

Meanwhile, along with the police, battalions of the quick response team (QRT) and emergency response team (ERT) remained stationed at the Manak Chowk, Ramganj, Subhash Chowk and Galta Gate area of the city.

The dispute on Friday night had started when the police were driving away carts and street vendors and accidentally hit a couple, who were passing by the area on a bike, with a baton.

The incident resulted in an altercation between locals and the police following which a large group of people headed to the local Ramganj police station and started pelting it with stones.

To rein in the mob, police resorted to lathi-charge and alleged firing, which led to the death of Raees.

“We are facing problems in accessing basic amenities because of the curfew. Our daily routine has been completely jeopardised with even the supply of milk being affected owing to the security vigil,” said Karan Pandey, a resident of the Walled City.

He added that children in the family were suffering because of the tight security vigil.

Family members of Raees told HT that till now talks with the administration have remained inconclusive.

‘We won’t allow the postmortem of the body to be done unless our demands are met,” said Wasim, relative of the deceased.

The Walled City, area which has several major tourist destinations such as the Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar remained deserted on Sunday following the curfew.