Mertiya Murder: Several arrested for Violent Demonstration
Student leaders Pankaj Borana and Hiren Patel are detained by police for allegedly creating disturbance. Many other students are also arrested for staging violent protest and demonstration in the city, while the body of the slain student Jaipal Mertiya has been handed over to Chatarpal Singh Mertiya, father of Jaipal.
from left: inconsolable father of the deceased, waiting in ambulance, people standing while the ambulance carrying body of Mertiya is passing by.
Student leader Hiren Patel is detained by police for allegedly creating disturbance while MLSU Student Union President Pankaj Borana injured when police used mild force on students today at Science College. Many other students are also arrested for staging violent protest and demonstration in the city, while the body of the slain student Jaipal Mertiya has been handed over to Chatarpal Singh Mertiya, father of Jaipal.
The unrest continued in several parts of the city today, after the murder of 19-year-old B. Sc. Student Jaipal on 17 Dec. at MB College ground. Half a dozen people, accused of killing Mertiya are arrested.
Administration agree for all demands
After continuous protest and pressure by community and student groups, the District Collector of Udaipur assured to fulfill all the demands made by the victim’s family and supporters. The information was given by senior member of the community, Manohar Singh.
According to Manohar Singh, Collector has already ordered to give medical assistance to Jaipal’s father, who is a heart patient.
Large number of people gathered outside the mortuary with father of the deceased. Body of Mertiya was taken to his village Padampura, Pali where the last rites will be carried out.
Lathi-charge at Court Circle
Police detained number of students who were trying to demonstrate violent protest and used mild force to disperse the crowd at Court Chouraha, soon after the body of Mertiya was taken to Pali.
While police was controlling the situation at Court Chouraha, reports of stone pelting on police force came from BN College area. Police has arrested a number of students for creating disturbance in the city.
Students Leader closed all college
All city colleges were closed today to protest the incident; student leaders, Pankaj Borana with other student leaders went to all the colleges and insisted to close all operations.
Incident at Science College
According to sources, Pankaj Borana received minor injuries and Hiren Patel was detained by police for protesting outside colleges; both came to Science College to meet college dean.
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