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Curfew in Parts of Jaipur as One Dies in Violent Clashes

A petty dispute between a police constable and a couple late last night led to clashes between the locals and the police, following which the curfew was imposed.

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Jaipur: One person was killed when police opened fire on a mob after it went on a rampage, setting ablaze a power house and several vehicles, following an alleged assault of a couple by a constable in Ramganj area of the city, the police said today.

Curfew was imposed in four police station areas of the city to bring the situation under control, a senior police official said, adding that internet services were also suspended and schools in the curfew-laden areas have been closed.

“A petty dispute between a police constable and a couple in a motorcycle late last night led to clashes between the locals and the police, following which the curfew was imposed around 1 am in Ramganj area, where the violence broke out,” Jaipur police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal said.

“It is alleged that the constable had assaulted the couple over some issue, following which a mob of locals gathered around the Ramganj police station and indulged in arson, setting ablaze five vehicles, including an ambulance and a police jeep, and damaged 21 others,” he said.

Police fired tear gas shells and rubber bullets to disperse the mob.

“When the situation went out of control, police opened fire on the agitators in which one person, identified as Mohammed Raees, was killed,” Agarwal said.

The Delhi-Agra route through Jaipur has also been diverted.

“Security forces, including Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) and home guard jawans, have been deployed in the voilence-hit areas”, the commissioner said.

  • ashok759

    The constable may have misbehaved / assaulted the Muslim couple in a manner that he would have refrained from doing with a Rajput couple. In the US, recently, a white police officer said, We only shoot blacks. He was dismissed from service, so should this cop, after a fair enquiry. We should all worry about the social consequences of what will happen if the minorities lose confidence in the impartiality and secular character of the state and its functionaries.

  • Deshaabhimaani Damodardas Subo

    what a shame! police generally do not know how to behave decently and with respect to citizens. they try to show authority. many times they violate law or do not fallow law. governments must make serious efforts to train and ingrain civility and decency and respect of public among police, and social audit and oversight. we people pay for the police to protect us. but they often turn our killers. so sad