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MP: 168 people injured during stone pelting festival in Chhindwara

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 September 2019, 13:47 IST

As many as 168 people suffered injuries during the annual "Gotmar" (stone-pelting) festival in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district, the administration said on Saturday.

Chhindwara District Collector Shriniwas Sharma said, "168 people have been injured, though their injuries are not grave."

He said that the area, where the festival took place, was monitored by the police personnel and drones.

 

A case has been registered against those found using catapults to fling stones, Sharma added.

During the festival, residents of Pandhurna and Sawargaon villages gather on the opposite sides of the Jam river bank and pelt stones at each other as a part of a centuries-old tradition.

-ANI

First published: 1 September 2019, 13:47 IST
 
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