Jaipur Violence: One Dead, Curfew Imposed In Parts Of Pink City

According to sources, internet connection in various parts of the city could also be suspended to prevent the spread of rumours.

JAIPUR: Tension prevailed in Ramganj area in Old City late on Friday after angry protesters pelted stones at the police, torched nearby vehicles and vandalized public property.

In retaliation, the police fired several shells of tear gas at the mob.One person reportedly died in the incident.

Curfew was imposed in four police station areas of the city to bring the situation under control, a senior police official said on Saturday, adding that internet services were also suspended and schools in the curfew-laden areas have been closed.

Police fired tear gas shells and rubber bullets to disperse the mob.When the situation went out of control, police opened fire on the agitators in which one person, identified as Mohammed Raees, was killed, Agarwal said.

According to locals, Friday’s clash erupted after a Muslim woman was allegedly hit by a cop with a baton while evicting illegal street vendors around 8 pm.

The Delhi-Agra route through Jaipur has also been diverted. Security forces, including Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) and home guard jawans, have been deployed in the violence-hit areas, the commissioner said.

Rapid Action Force (RAC) and Special Task Force cordoned off the area. The police cut off power supply to street lights to keep the crowd away from the police station.

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