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Clashes after stone pelting at VHP rally in UP; 1 killed

Kasganj (UP): A 16-year-old boy was killed and at least two persons were injured in clashes that erupted today following reported stone pelting at a motorcycle rally by VHP and ABVP volunteers on Mathura-Bareilly highway on the occasion of Republic Day, police said.

The district administration has imposed curfew in the trouble-hit area.

“One person died during arson, firing and stone pelting, while two others sustained injuries today. The deceased has been identified as Chandan (16). Curfew has been imposed in the city,” District Magistrate R P Singh said.

The police said some unidentified miscreants hurled stones at the motorcycle rally taken out by the right-wing groups to celebrate the Republic Day.

Meanwhile, Additional DG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar had earlier said, “It seems the (stone pelting) incident was not pre-planned, but a spontaneous one. The district magistrate, superintendent of police, and Rapid Action Force and PAC personnel have been sent to the spot”.

“The troublemakers are being identified, and stringent action will be initiated against them. The district administration has been able to control the situation so far, but additional forces will be called to ensure that the situation does not worsen,” he said.

Additional forces from adjoining districts have been sought, said IG Aligarh (range) Sanjeev Gupta.

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the administration to provide every possible help to the victim’s family.

In a tweet by the CM’s office, the CM appealed to the two sides to maintain peace and ordered the local administration to take stringent possible action against those who had disturbed the peace in the district.

PTI

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