Curfew relaxed for four hours in Burhanpur

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Burhanpur, MP, Oct 14 (UNI) Curfew was relaxed for two hours but only for women in this Madhya Pradesh communal violence hit-town this morning.

''Curfew was relaxed for women from 0800 hours to 1000 hours this morning. Curfew would be relaxed for another two hours from 1500 hours to 1700 hours this evening,'' Collector Kerolin Khegwar Deshmukh said.

Curfew is in place in this town since the past five days following communal violence during which nine people died and 27 were left injured.

Superintendent of Police M K Katakwar said house to house search was being carried out to find weapons.

About 150 people were arrested since last evening. So far, about 350 people have been arrested in this connection.

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