Sant Kabirnagar, Oct 30 (UNI) It is three days now, but the streets of this Uttar Pradesh district wear a deserted look since the killing of Dharamdev Rai, a local youth, in a train in Mumbai by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists.
Grief struck Sant Kabirnagar on October 28, when news of Rai's killing broke into the district.
The news had not only spoilt the Diwali celebrations, but also erupted a spark of anger among the locals against the Raj Thackeray led-MNS and its 'anti-North Indian' tirade.
The locals, however, gave vent to anger by setting afire the effigy of the MNS chief, besides blocking road routes here today.
The shops and business establishments also remained closed in protest called by the 'Bhumihar samaj' at the district head quarters.
A posse of policemen were deployed, especially at Rai's native village Goraiya ghat, in the district.
Besides gathering of policemen and mediapersons for further leads into the incident, politicians were visiting Rai's house to console the bereaved family.
Rai was beaten to death by the MNS activists at a local train day before yesterday, when he was returning home.
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