Bhima Koregaon violence: Police arrest 3 more

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WION Web Team Pune, Maharashtra, India Jan 11, 2018, 01.53 AM (IST)

Three more persons were arrested in connection with the death of a man during Bhima Koregaon violence.

The police have arrested 51 people including three minors in connection with caste violence that erupted in Pune`s Koregaon-Bhima village and engulfed Maharashtra state.

 

A youth was killed on January 1 in a clash between two groups during an event marking the 200 years of Bhima-Koregaon battle that took place near Pune.

The incident led to violent protests across the state, including Mumbai.

Taking cognizance of the matter, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had earlier ordered a Crime Investigation Department (CID) probe into the death and also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the kin of the deceased.

In the aftermath, a day-long `Maharashtra bandh` was also called by various Dalit organizations on January 3.