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Shastri Nagar rape: Mobile internet services restored in Jaipur

July 6, 2019, 11:37 am

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Heavy police security in Shashtri Nagar following tension over girl rape.

Jaipur: Mobile internet services in 13 police stations areas of Jaipur were restored almost four days after the local administration snapped them following tension over the rape with a 7-year-old girl in Shashtri Nagar. The decision to restore the services was taken after the senior police and administration officials evaluated the law and order situation. The residents in these areas heaved a sigh of relief as the internet ban was affecting normal life.

“No untoward incident was reported over the past four days and the law and order situation is under control, so we have decided to lift the internet ban,” said a senior police officer.

The ban had been imposed on Tuesday in communally sensitive areas under 13 police stations.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot appealed for peace and harmony. He assured that no stone was left unturned to nab the culprit who raped the child. He took a meeting of senior police and administration officers as soon as he arrived in Jaipur from Delhi and discussed the progress in the case. He instructed the officials to ensure law and order in the city.

The girl was playing outside on Monday when a man came on a bike and introduced himself as a friend of her father. He took her to an isolated place near Amanishah and raped her. He dropped the girl two hours later, profusely bleeding. The girl was first taken to Kanwatia Hospital and then referred to JK Lon Hospital.

The local residents protested outside Kanwatia Hospital following rumours that the girl had died. Some anti-social elements damaged cars parked outside several homes in the area and also uprooted water pipelines, escalating tension.

First published: July 6, 2019