Khargone Violence: 5 Accused in First Riot Death Arrested

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  • 5 arrested in connection to death of Irish Khan.
  • Three other accused absconding.
  • Irish Khan was a victim during the riots on April 10th.

Khargone: According to local sources, five people have been arrested in connection to the first death that occurred in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district during the riots on the occasion of Ram Navmi. Three other accused still absconding.

The accused have been arrested for killing Ibrish Khan durign the violence on April 10th.

Meanwhile, on Thursday a relaxation of four hours in the riot-hit curfew imposed Khargone district was announced by the local administration. No untoward incident was reported during this period, said a police officer. While restrictions on movement were lifted from 8 am to 12 noon, vehicles were not allowed on the roads.

Restrictions were imposed in the town after violence broke out during the Ram Navmi procession.

 Since April 14, the local administration has been relaxing the curfew for intervals of two hours, but on Wednesday it was relaxed for six hours. A government order said that people can purchase essential items from shops in their neighbourhood as the plying of vehicles is not allowed. Petrol pumps will remain closed and the sale of kerosene at Fair Price Shops will remain suspended, it added.

Around 159 people have been arrested so far. Prime accused Nawaz and Mohsin have been charged under NSA.

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