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CBI begins Madhya Pradesh temple stampede probe

New Delhi, Dec 2 : The federal investigating agency CBI has begun probing the stampede at Ratangarh temple of Madhya Pradesh in October this year that had claimed 115 lives.


The probe is being carried out by a three member team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) led by Deputy Superintendent AS Negi, said reports.

The CBI investigation followed at the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court that responded to a Public Interest Litigation demanding a central probe into the tragedy.

As many as 115 people had died in the stampede on Oct 13. Many were children.

More than 100 others were injured in the stampede on a Sunday morning at Ratangarh temple in Datia district.

Many of the devotees visiting the temple on the eve of Dussehra died when the stampede occurred on the bridge over river Sindh.

--IBNS (Posted on 02-12-2013)

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