Protests in Rajasthan over damage in violence, death toll rises to 8 in MP

3 Apr 2018

A day after violent protests by Dalits, several members of other castes today hit the streets in Rajasthan over the damage caused on Monday, state home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said.
In Alwar district, where one man was killed, people held a sit-in protest, refusing to cremate the body. "After the Dalit protests in the state, people of other castes are protesting in some parts of Rajasthan," Kataria said. According to the police, tension prevailed in Hindaun City, Churu and Gangapur City where law-and-order situation remained "critical". "Traders association and upper castes are agitated in Hindaun City. They took out a procession today and tried to enter the SC/ST dominated areas," Additional Director General (law and order) NRK Reddy said.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the violence that broke out during Dalit protests in Madhya Pradesh rose to eight with two more persons succumbing to injuries, officials said today. Police today admitted that one person, who died on Monday, fell victim to police bullets. Two policemen have been booked in connection with the death of a person in police firing, an official said.