Tension grips Udaipur hamlet over murder of tribal youth | Jaipur News

A cop takes stock of situation at Nathara village in Udaipur on Tuesday

UDAIPUR: Situation became tense in Nathara village of Sarada tehsil in the district on Tuesday, after the murder of a tribal youth following a scuffle late on Monday night.
Although police have detained 11 persons in connection with the attack and murder, tension continued till late Tuesday night.
Mukesh (25), son of Dhanna Meena, was stabbed to death, while another youth Raju Meena (23) was critically injured, when a group of men from another community attacked them following a dispute over fishing from Kejad pond outside the village.
According to police, six youths from the tribal community had gone for fishing at Kejad pond around 9.30pm on Monday. They were allegedly stopped by a few men of a contractor who had the fishing contract for the pond. A verbal spat turned ugly as more men were called in by the contractor’s people, who allegedly thrashed the youths brutally, resulting in death of one of them. One of the youths also sustained grave injuries and is said to be critical in a Udaipur hospital, sources said.
As the news spread on Monday night, the tribal community beat drums signalling residents to come out and by 6am on Tuesday, more than 700 villagers from 13 adjoining settlements gathered in the area, thus increasing the tension, said sources.
Udaipur collector Anandhi and district SP Kailash Chandra Bishnoi reached the village by Tuesday evening. The divisional commissioner ordered suspension of internet services in the area for 24 hours, in order to contain the tension.
Forces comprising 250 personnel from 12 police stations were deployed in Sarada, Nathara and Chawand areas to prevent mass gatherings, specially amidst the lockdown. The authorities tried to hold peace talks with the tribal men who refused to retreat unless their demands, including immediate arrest of all accused and driving out their families from the locality, were agreed upon.
The villagers demanded that the people from the community be shifted from Chawand, Mahuwada and Sarada to some other place outside their area.
Protesting villagers sat on a dharna demanding immediate arrest of the culprits. They demanded an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh, government job for one of the family members of the deceased, death penalty for the murderers. Villagers refused to move the body for autopsy unless the accused were arrested.

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