WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 02, 2018, 05.04 PM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured protestors in Pune saying that Crime Investigation Department (CID) would investigate into the death of the youth who died in Bhima Koregaon violence.
28-years-old Rahul died during the clash and is now in Sassoon General Hospital for his post-mortem.
ANI reported Athawale as saying, "I have spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister and demanded Bhima Koregaon incident be enquired and an action is taken against the culprits so that such incidents don't occur. The inquiry must be conducted who planned an attack on the Dalit community."
Dalit groups who were protesting has also called for a Bandh in Mumbai to seek an action against those who were involved in the violence.
Incidents of stone-pelting and vandalism occurred at Bhima Koregaon in Shiroor tehsil Monday afternoon when people were heading for the war memorial in the village
The Battle of Koregaon was fought on January 1, 1818, between the British East India Company and the Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy, at Koregaon Bhima.
The Marathas ultimately withdrew, fearing the arrival of a larger British force led by General Joseph Smith.
The Company troops of Indian origin included predominantly Mahar Dalit soldiers belonging to the Bombay Native Infantry, and therefore the Dalit activists regard the battle as a heroic episode in their history.