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Chhattisgarh violence: Reward for info on killings of Muslim father-son

Chhattisgarh police on Friday announced a Rs. 30,000 reward for information on the accused in the alleged murder of a father-son duo who were found dead in Bemetara’s Biranpur village.

Rahim Mohammad (55) and his son Idul Mohammad (35), both residents of the Shaktighat area in Biranpur, were allegedly hacked to death by the mob three days after the village was rocked by communal violence, Hindustan Times reported.

The news about the killing comes days after a Hindu man, Bhuneswar Sahu, was killed in the same village during violence on April 8. The Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has already announced ₹ 10 lakh and a government job for a family member of Bhuneswar as compensation.

According to the police, on Monday, people from around four-five villages gathered in Biranpur village to protest Sahu’s death and when they were chased away, a group of people killed Rahim and Idul.

The violence was triggered last week after a fight broke out between children belonging to two communities.

Two houses, including one belonging to Rahim’s son-in-law, were burnt by some villagers on the outskirts of Biranpur on the day of the statewide bandh called by right-wing organisations on April 10 protesting the communal violence.

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