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MP cops try to enforce curbs, beaten up | India News – Times of India

INDORE: Three policemen, including an officer, were injured when a crowd watching Ramleela in a village in MP’s Ratlam attacked them for trying to stop the celebration past midnight on Wednesday.

Over 200 people, including 70 women, had gathered in Bardiya Rathore village, about 10km from Alot town, for the Ramleela on Wednesday night, said SP Gaurav Tiwari. Even at 1am, the Ramleela was on with a DJ playing full blast and the crowd showing no regard for Covid precautions or the night curfew that’s in force across the state, said police.

A Dial 100 team asked them to stop the gathering, but the crowd refused. The villagers switched off lights and hurled stones at the cops in the darkness. ASI R C Gaud, constable Vikram Choudhary and driver Ashok Chouhan were injured, but could get back to the police station and inform senior officers.

Inspector Deepak Sejwar went to the village with a joint force from three police stations and had to use force to disperse the crowd. Thirteen suspects have been identified.

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