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Three men kill auto driver after dispute Sunday, September 16, 2001
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: Three persons living in the Vastral road area on the outskirts of the city were on Friday booked for killing a rickshaw driver after a dispute with him over fare.
Rohit Ganpat Chunara, who lives in Devipura na Chhapra in Khokhra lodged a complaint with the Amraiwadi police that three persons had fought with Kantibhai Roomalbhai Chunara after hiring his rickshaw, and then stabbed and beat him to death.
According to the police, the accused Rakesh Rajaram, Rohan alias Kailash Rajaram and Rajaram Krishnamurthy _ who stay in Green Park flats on Vastral road _ had come to the chawl and one of them had got hold of Kantibhai while the rest beat him in the head with iron pipes and stabbed him in the stomach. The incident occurred near the Khokhra municipal bus station at around 12.40 pm. The quarrel was apparently over inflated fare. None of the accused have been arrested yet.
Communal riot: Barely a month after the Chanasma incident, the police lobbed teargas shells and lathicharged a riotous mob when some miscreants tried to stone a mosque in Tharad town in the sensitive border district of Banaskantha on Friday.
Police sources said the incident was a fallout of another incident which occurred on Wednesday when the eyes of a Hanuman idol in a temple were found gouged out and crushed beside the idol. This temple was also in the Tharad town. Assuming that the act must have been that of a particular community, the rival group on Friday decided to declare a bandh and lead a procession through the town. The mob reportedly pelted stones at a mosque, causing tension in the town. A police source said, "The miscreants probably came with the intention of stealing the idol."
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