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Toll in MP violence rises to 8, curfew on in three districts

Bhopal, April 3: The toll in the violence in Madhya Pradesh during the Bharat Bandh called on Monday by some Dalit organisations to protest dilution of the SC/ST act rose to eight on Tuesday with the discovery of one more body in the state’s Bhind, police said.
Curfew meanwhile continued on Tuesday in various parts of Gwalior, Bhind and More districts even as reports of sporadic violence and tension were reported, despite the heavy police deployment and the arrival of central paramilitary forces.
Reports said that there was stone-pelting at the residences of Bhind MP Bhagirath Prasad and state minister Lal Singh Arya.
Rail traffic continued to remain affected.
Inspector General, Law and Order, Makarand Deoskar told media persons here that the body of a youth identified as Dashrath was found in Ron police station area of Bhind. The youth seemed to have been beaten to death. IANS

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