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Another bout of riots
Malpura riots have once again rocked this communally sensitive district of Tonk. So far 12 casualties have been reported from the town which was rocked on 10 July by communal frenzy. Even two days after, curfew remained in force and two companies of the Rapid Action Force were deployed in the town. The reports emanating from the town make one believe that the toll is likely to go up. Two of the killed are reported to be minors.
According to the police reports the riots started in the city when a member of the BJP Kailash Mali was assailed by unknown assailants. He was later rushed to a hospital in Jaipur but he succumbed to his injuries in midway.
The reports of attack on him and subsequent news of his death spread like wildfire in Malpura fuelling speculation and fear. The terror spread in the nook and corner of the town and before dusk the town was up in flames. Four person of a community were killed in the evening and two women accompanying them were badly injured. Police also recovered another body later. From fields two more dead bodies were recovered.
The state BJP has been left rattled by the riots, which started after Kailash Mali, husband of Malpura BJP vice-president, was injured and later succumbed to his injuries. He was the main accused in the riots sparked by the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992 and was alleged to have been involved in about a dozen killing. About two dozen people were killed in that burst of frenzy.