New Delhi: Internet services in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara was suspended Wednesday after a stabbing incident near the Kotwali Police Station area, reported news agency ANI. Tension flared up in the area after a 22-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death on Tuesday night, prompting the police to take precautionary measures, including stepping up security to avoid any untoward incident. The police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) in connection with the incident and further investigation is in progress.
“Internet services in Bhilwara to remain suspended till 6 am on Thursday, 12th May,” said Ashish Modi, Bhilwara District Collector, as reported by ANI.
The 22-year-old man, Adarsh Tapdia, was stabbed by two persons belonging to a minority community. This led to protests by right-wing groups who called on traders to shut their shops in protest of the Tuesday night incident, reported news agency PTI.
Activists belonging to the group also staged protest outside the mortuary where Tapdia’s body was kept and demanded the police to make immediate arrest in the case.
In order to stop people from spreading rumours, the police suspended internet services and deployed additional police personnel to maintain law and order.
In the last two months, a few incidents of violence has been reported from Rajasthan. The recent one was in Jodhpur where people belonging to two different communities resorted to stone pelting after some miscreants replaced a religious flag of one of the community at Balmukand Bissa at the Jalori Gate intersection circle a day before Eid.
Incident of stone pelting was also reported from Karoli at a religious procession in April, while a 300-year-old temple was demolished in Alwar the same month.