Protest occurs over tribal woman’s death in MP; CM Chouhan orders inquiry

Protests in Madhya Pradesh over the death of a 22-year-old tribal woman on Wednesday  turned violent. During the protest an 18-year-old tribal man died in the police firing. Cops fired to  control the agitated crowd in Dongargaon in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district.

The deceased  has been identified as Bherulal (18). He died in police action to control the agitated crowd that was protesting the death of the woman who allegedly died due to electrocution in Dongargaon village.

Protestors also pelted stones on the outpost with police retaliating with aerial fire and shooting tear gas shells to control the situation. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the matter.

Inspector General of Police Rakesh Gupta said, “A complaint was received from the family members that the woman died due to electrocution. Acting on the complaint, the post mortem of the woman was conducted and a case of murder was registered into the matter.”
“Soon the accused was taken into custody, and he was being interrogated.” In the meantime, a crowd gathered at the police outpost and raised a demand to register a complaint. They were assured that a case has already been registered and the accused is being arrested. After that, some miscreants among them started shouting that they would punish the accused,” the Inspector General Gupta said.
“The protesters tried to enter inside the police outpost to take out the accused. During this, they were stopped by the magisterial officer present on the spot. 

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