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Bhubaneswar, April 19 : The Odisha government on Wednesday suspended internet services in Kendrapara town for 48 hours to prevent communal tension after an objectionable video targeting a particular community was posted on social media.

The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) informed about the restraining orders on the use of internet, which came into effect from 3 p.m. for the next 48 hours.

The action came in the wake of a recommendation from Kendrapara district administration following tension in the town over the social media post.

People from the community met the district collector and demanded steps to prevent a ‘Bhadrak’ like situation.

Collector Muralidhar Mallick said the internet services have been suspended in the town so that the post does not spread.

Meanwhile, police personnel have been deployed in Kendrapara to prevent any untoward incidents.

“Many people belonging to a particular community gathered in protest against the objectionable post. Internet services were disabled to prevent the posting from going viral,” said Kendrapara Superintendent of Police Dayanidhi Gochayat.

He said three platoons of police have been deployed to maintain law and order in the town.

On April 6, communal tensions erupted in Bhadrak city following derogatory remarks against Hindu gods being posted on social media. While police have arrested over 150 persons over the incident, the town is still under night curfew as normalcy is yet to be fully restored.

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Medicines tested on humans instead of animals in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, April 21: An abroad-based pharma company allegedly tested their medicines on humans instead of animals, following which laborers fell ill in Rajasthan’s Bidasar.

The victims were admitted to the Jalpani Hospital in Churu district for the treatment.

According to the reports, the company lured the laborers for money and offered them Rs 500 per day for serving people.

Speaking to ANI, one of the victims said “We came here on April 18 and it’s been three days. They offered us money so we came here. 16 out of 21 people are suffering from it and are admitted to the hospital.”

“After having the medicine, we felt sleepy,” stated another victim.

Meanwhile, taking note of the issue, Rajasthan Health Minister, Kali Charan Saraf, said they will look into the matter and strict action will be taken against those responsible.

“We have assigned officials to the case and will look into it,” he asserted.

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Six-month-old girl allegedly raped, killed in Indore

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New Delhi, April 21: A six-month-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore early on Friday, reported news agency PTI.

The incident came to light when the blood-soaked body of the infant was recovered from the basement of a building in Rajwada area. The post-mortem, which was conducted at state-run MY Hospital, suggested the girl might have been raped before being murdered as her private part bore an injury mark.

Police said the accused, later identified as Sunil Bheel (21), was seen carrying the infant on his shoulder on CCTV footage. “The body of the infant was recovered from the basement of a commercial building in Rajwada area. The accused, Sunil Bheel, had kidnapped her in the morning when she was asleep with her parents outside the Rajwada Fort. The accused was sleeping close to the family,” HC Mishra, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Indore, said, adding that Bheel was known to the family.

“The accused is seen carrying the infant in CCTV images at around 4:45 am. He then took her to the basement of the building, some 50 metres away from where the family was sleeping. Her body was recovered later in the afternoon,” Mishra said.

“The infant had an injury on her head. The accused probably threw her to the ground. However, only the post-mortem report will verify if she died due to this or whether she was smothered,” Mishra stated. He further added that Bheel would be arrested soon.

Meanwhile, Condemning the incident, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “The rape incident in Indore has shook my soul, such a heinous act with a small child! There is a need for our society to look within itself. The accused has already been arrested and we will ensure that he gets punished for his crime as soon as possible.”

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Nine-year-old raped, killed in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow, April 20: Less than a week after an eight-year-old was lured from a wedding function and raped and then murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district, a nine-year-old was raped and killed in the district the same way on Friday, police said.

The accused is a boy who was part of the cooking team hired for a pre-wedding ceremony in Kailtha village.

He lured the girl to a field behind the venue where he raped her and then strangled her as she tried to raise an alarm, the police said.

The girl was taken to a hospital where she died, an officer told IANS.

Police are looking for two other youths allegedly involved in the crime.

On Monday, another girl went missing from a wedding she had gone to attend with her family in Etah. Her body was found the next morning in a field. A drunk youth, found lying beside her, was arrested on suspicion of raping and murdering her.

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