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A day after clash, people prefer to stay indoors

A day after clash, people prefer to stay indoors
Despite <g data-gr-id="50">huge</g> deployment of police force, people preferred to remain in their houses. Schools, markets, shops and other institutions were closed as a sense of fear gripped their mind. 

The law enforcement agency, after failing to avert the brawl between the two communities, have claimed to have controlled the situation, however, the victim’s family, in order to protect themselves, is planning to leave the village.

Most part of the town — markets, roads, residential colonies, etc saw <g data-gr-id="43">thin</g> presence of people as the locals preferred to stay inside their houses on Wednesday. Amid camping of senior police officials from Meerut Zone, flag marches were seen in various nooks. To restore peace, the officials along with locals also held talks with the representatives of both the communities. “Although there was no report of fight from anywhere, we preferred to stay indoors. Once the situation is normalised, we will come out,” said a local resident.

Following the incident, that had witnessed mob-lynching, arson and police firing, a few families have planned to leave <g data-gr-id="38">Bisada</g> village. The family of Iqlakh (58), who had succumbed after the attack by a furious mob on Monday night, has also planned to shift to some other place. 

“The way we were attacked, we are afraid to stay here. We are feeling unsafe as we do not know what will happen. Once the police leave the area, we would be left on God’s mercy. To avoid any attack, we want to move to a safer location,” said a member of Iqlakh’s family.

The police, however, have assured to provide protection to the affected families. “We have been keeping a close eye on the situation. We have been checking every suspected activity of the people living here. We have registered a case of murder and have arrested six persons. We have been searching for the other accused involved in hooliganism and killing of Iqlakh. Danish, the injured son of Iqlakh, is being treated at a Noida hospital and his condition is normal,” said Sanjay Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police (Rural) of Greater Noida.

Meanwhile, the UP government has announced an <g data-gr-id="36">ex-gratia</g> compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the deceased’s family. 

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has also instructed the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police, Noida, to provide full protection to the victim’s family. 

“Chief Minister has announced Rs 10 lakh <g data-gr-id="39">ex-gratia</g> to the kin of the deceased. The government will bear all the medical expenses of the other victim in the incident,” an official spokesman said in Lucknow. 
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