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Maratha Quota Row : Fresh violence reported in Maharashtra over quotas

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Violence in Maharashta over Maratha Quota (File Photo)

Mumbai, July 30: Fresh violence with arson, roadblocks, attacks on police and shutdowns rocked several parts of Maharashtra over the demands for Maratha reservations while one person committed suicide by jumping under a running train here on Monday. Large areas of Chakan in Pune and surroundings, Osmanabad, Solapur, Kolhapur, Nandurbar, and Aurangabad witnessed sporadic incidents of arson, violence, roadblocks and noisy processions on foot and on motorcycles, with prohibitory orders clamped in many police station areas.

In Aurangabad, Pramod Hore Patil committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train after making a post on Facebook. He ended his life sometime on Sunday, but his body was recovered on Monday near Mukundwadi railway station, resulting in a shutdown in parts of the district. (IANS)