During the Ganesh idol immersion procession, the violence broke out in Udaipura town at Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, The incident took place on the night of September 10, 2022.
A Ganesh idol immersion procession halted at a Muslim locality with loud music and provocative songs. When it stopped near a madrasa and did not proceed further it angered the Muslim community living in there. A Muslim woman threw a slipper on a group of Hindu teenagers who were part of the procession and dancing in front of her home. It is alleged that some Muslims poured hot water on the procession from the rooftops which triggered violence.
Thereafter, the Hindu mob allegedly set on fire more than 12 vehicles belonging to the Muslims. A video has gone viral showing a group of enraged men toppling vehicles. Subsequently, as violence was exacerbated, a curfew was imposed in the area to maintain peace.
The police lodged an FIR against four Muslims, including two women for inciting violence. They also lodged a suo-moto FIR against unidentified persons for damaging Muslim properties and vehicles.
Amrat Meena, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Raisen district said, “All the four accused in the case have been arrested, and FIR against the unidentified person has been lodged as the accused are yet to be identified.”
The state Home Minister Narottam Mishra has publically said; “Jis ghar se patthar ayenge, usi ke patthar nikale jayenge (Houses from where stones are thrown will be demolished).