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Chandrapur bandh passes off peacefully

Written by: Staff
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Nagpur, Nov 22 (UNI) The Chandrapur ''bandh'', called jointly by several organisations to protest the recent killing of four members of a Dalit family by villagers in Khairlanji in Bhandara district of Vidarbha region in Maharashtra, evoked near-total response and was largely peaceful barring stray incidents of stone-pelting.

Stone-pelting was reported from a few places during a protest ''morcha'' District Superintendent of Police Ravindra Kadam told UNI over telephone. Some vehicles were damaged and the glass panels of few shops were smashed in the incident, he said. The ''bandh'' evoked 90 per cent response in the town, he added.

The ''bandh'' call was given to protest the killing of Surekha Bhotmange (45), daughter Priyanka (18), and sons Roshan (23) and Sudhir (21) in Khairlanji late on the night of September 30 over a land dispute.

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