Situation tense in violence-hit Bharatpur, curfew continues

Curfew remained in force in six police station areas of the district where additional forces have been deployed.

"The curfew will be relaxed after review of the law and order situation," District Collector Krishna Kunal said.

"Three persons have been killed in violence but there is information that a body has been recovered from a nearby village. However, it is not clear if the deceased was a victim of violence or not. It will be become clear after the postmortem report," he said.
No fresh violence or clash has taken place today, he said.

Curfew was imposed in the area yesterday after people belonging to two communities clashed over a land dispute. They also pelted stones and exchanged fire.Kunal said a few shops were also torched by the mob.

Additional forces were deployed in the area yesterday.Additional DGP (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh had said that 11 companies of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary from Jaipur, and additional policemen from Alwar were rushed to the area.Over 30 senior police officers were sent to Bharatpur from Jaipur last night, he said.

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