Mobile internet suspended in Bhilwara in Rajasthan as masked men attack 2 and set bicycle on fire
Mobile internet services were suspended for 24 hours in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district on Thursday after unidentified masked men beat two people and set a bicycle on fire, an official said.
The incident happened in Karbala road area in Sanganer on Wednesday night, police said.
Two people were eating when unidentified masked men attacked them and also set a bicycle on fire, they said.
Based on a report submitted by Bhilwara District Collector Ashish Modi, Ajmer Divisional Commissioner ordered the suspension of mobile internet services from 4am Thursday to 4am Friday to maintain the law and order.
“The situation is fully under control. The injured are stable. CCTV footage from nearby areas is being scanned to catch the accused. I call on people to disregard rumors and maintain peace and harmony” , Bhilwara District Collector said.
He said the police and administration are on alert to deal with the situation.
The incident came days after Jodhpur witnessed communal clashes ahead of Eid celebrations and is under curfew until Friday midnight.
Bhilwara Police Superintendent Adarsh Sidhu said the accused came on three to four bicycles.
An additional force has been deployed to keep the peace, he said and called on the population to cooperate with the police and the administration.