Bajrang Dal leader murder: Curfew relaxed in Vidisha

A curfew imposed in this Madhya Pradesh city after increasing incidences of violence and arson in the wake of a Bajrang Dal leader’s murder, was relaxed on Wednesday between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, Bajrang Dal leader Deepak Khushwaha was allegedly stabbed to death in Baksaria by a group of men. Violence erupted in the form of arson and stone pelting and authorities imposed curfew in the Kotwali police station area.

Bajrang Dal leader murder: Curfew relaxed in Vidisha

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Additional Police Superintendent Sanjeev Singh told IANS, “Besides the 10 and a half hours’ relaxation in curfew, a peace march was also conducted, in which people participated in large numbers. The situation is slowly becoming normal here.”

On Tuesday, the authorities relaxed the curfew for a total of five hours during the day but clamped it back again at night.

Security forces are still posted and are monitoring the situation.