Saharanpur violence: State govt announces Rs 15 lakh compensation for victim's kin

Saharanpur: The Uttar Pradesh government will provide Rs 15 lakh as compensation to the family of a man killed in caste violence in Saharanpur district.

A damaged car after a clash in Saharanpur. PTI

A damaged car after a clash in Saharanpur. PTI

On Tuesday, a mob had attacked a group of people returning from a rally of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, killing Ashish (24), who hailed from Sarsawa town, on the spot and injuring four others.

After that, fresh violence erupted in Saharanpur which had been witnessing inter-caste clashes since April.

The injured will be given Rs 50,000 each as compensation.

Some unidentified persons set fire to at least 12 houses of Thakurs in Shabbirpur village ahead of the arrival of Mayawati there, SP (City) Prabal Pratap said.

After Mayawati wrapped up her visit to the village, a mob attacked a Bolero carrying some BSP supporters, who had come from Sarsawa to attend her event.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Saharanpur Subhash Chandra Dubey said a team of Home Secretary Mani Prasad Mishra, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Aditya Mishra, Inspector General (STF) Amitabh Yash and DG (Security) Vijay Bhushan held separate meetings with civil and police officers of Saharanpur and neighbouring districts.

The SSP said 24 people were arrested for the violence on Tuesday.

Updated Date: May 24, 2017 16:15 PM

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