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Rs. 5 lakh for villager’s family

Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Government on Monday sanctioned financial assistance of Rs.5 lakh to the next of kin of Bhairu Lal, who was killed in police firing at Kapasan village in Chittaurgarh district on Sunday during the villagers’ protest against alleged slaughter of a missing cow on Id-ul-Zuha.

State Rural Development Minister Kalulal Gujjar attended the cremation of the deceased in his native village, Uchnar Khurd, and gave away the relief amount to the bereaved family.

Senior district officers were also present on the occasion.

The 27-year-old man was part of the crowd on which the police opened fire to prevent it from storming into a Muslim-dominated village, Raghunathpura, with the charge that Muslims had sacrificed the cow.

A bandh called by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal to protest against the alleged cow slaughter was in force in the Kapasan area for the second consecutive day on Monday.

An angry mob had indulged in large-scale arson and set on fire three houses and a dozen fields with crops on Sunday.

Reports received here said the bandh had an extensive impact in the region on Monday, though no fresh untoward incident was reported from anywhere.

Three held

The police have arrested three persons on charges of cow slaughter and half-a-dozen others for indulging in arson.

A young man seriously injured in the police firing was being treated at a hospital in Udaipur. Official sources said prohibitory orders continued to be in force in Kapasan region.

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