14 Kawad Yatris injured in assault by hotel staff, 4 critical

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Mhow (Madhya Pradesh): Fourteen Kawad yatris were injured when they were attacked by workers at a restaurant in Gavvalu near Choral today in a dispute over the condition of the toilets they had used. Four of these yatris are in critical condition. These yatris were on their way to perform jal abhishek at their local Shiv temples with water brought from the Narmada.

According to information received from Simrol police, the yatris coming from Omkareshvara to Bijalpur Rau negotiated with the restaurant owner to use his toilet and were ready to pay the price.

After some yatris used the toilet, they tried to pay the amount, but the restaurant workers accused them of dirtying the toilet and abused them. Subsequently, they defeated the yatris.

Piyush, Chandrashekhar, Om Prakash and Gautam were seriously injured and were referred to Indore after first aid, the other 10 were treated at the community health centre.

This incident angered people and they surrounded Simrol police station to demand that a complaint be filed against the hotel owner and his employees. Police subsequently filed a case under Sections 307,147,294, 323 and CPI against the restaurant owner and his employees.

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