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Curfew was imposed in seven police station areas of Udaipur from 8 pm on Tuesday till further orders after the killing of a tailor that triggered communal tension in the Rajasthan city.

Two men slit the throat of a tailor in Udaipur on Tuesday, saying in a video post on social media that they are avenging an insult to Islam.

Udaipur Collector Tarachand Meena issued the order to impose curfew in seven police station areas of Dhan Mandi, Ghanta Ghar, Hathi Pole, Amba Mata, Suraj Pole, Bhupalpura and Savina police stations.

The curfew will be in force from 8 pm on Tuesday till further orders, according to the order. However, those engaged in essential services, students appearing in exams and staff engaged in examination process will be exempted.

Mobile internet has also been suspended in the city.

Meanwhile, two additional director generals of police, a deputy inspector general of police, a superintendent of police, 30 officers of the Rajasthan Police Service officers and 5 Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) companies have been sent to Udaipur.

A state-level alert has been issued and range IGs (inspector generals) and SPs have been asked to increase patrolling and force mobility as a precautionary measure, ADG Law and Order Hawa Singh Ghumaria said.

Two people have been detained for allegedly killing a tailor in Udaipur, a murder that has triggered communal tension in the district, police said on Tuesday.

The accused were caught from Rajsamand district's Bhim area, they said.

Superintendent of Police, Rajsamand, Sudheer Chaudhary said the duo was trying to flee on a motorcycle and were wearing helmets to cover their faces.

"We have confirmed the identity of the accused," Chaudhary said, adding that ten teams were deployed to nab the assailants.

Rajsamand is the neighbouring district of Udaipur.
 

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