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Tension in Amravati after death of protestor

Written by: Staff

Nagpur, Nov 23 (UNI) Tension gripped some parts of Amravati town today after a youth, who was hurt in police firing during protests last week against the massacre of a dalit family in Khairlanji, died at a government hospital here today.

Dinesh Wankhede, 22 had received bullet injuries in Amravati on November 14 when police opened fire to disperse a mob on rampage, protesting the recent killing of four members of a dalit family by villagers.

''Mr Wankhede was first admitted to a hospital in Amravati and later shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur with serious bullet injuries on November 14. He was operated upon a few days ago. He died this morning,'' Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Bhushan Shambharkar told UNI.

His body was handed over to his family and taken to Amravati, said Dr Shambharkar.

According to Amravati Commissioner of Police S Jagan Nath, the situation became tense in some parts of the city after the news of Mr Wankhede's death spread in the city. However, the situation has been brought under control.

Security has been beefed up in the sensitive parts of the city.

One company of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) has been deployed in addition to personnel from the city police and home guards to maintain law and order, Mr Nath told UNI over telephone.


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