2015 Rampur riot

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The 2015 Rampur riot took place in Kupgaon under Milak Kotwali police station in the Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh.[1] The riot started after cows belonging to Hindu community entered the fields belonging to Muslim community which destroyed their crops.


Later on some people fired on a religious site killing a 15-year-old boy Sanju Rathore. Three cops were suspended for not taking appropriate action.[2] According to report the mob was instigated with a loudspeaker to avenge the destruction of crops in the fields by cows belonging to Hindus.[3] Police arrested the culprits whose firing led to the death of Sanju Rathore.


It was reported that many people left the village due to fear of further violence.[4] The boy was shot when he was cleaning the temple premises. After the death both communities clashed with each other and burned shops.[5] However Aaj Tak reported that the riots started due to accusation of stealing cattles. After the riots, police searched homes and took the school students to their homes.[6][7][8]


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  3. "Boy dies in Rampur communal clashes". Yahoo News India. 2000-01-14. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  4. "15-year-old boy dies in Rampur communal clashes  : Mail Today, News". India Today. 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
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  7. "Communal clash between two groups after young man killed rampur". Bhaskar.com. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  8. "यूपी: दो समुदाय आपस में भिड़े, एक की मौत | Live India". Liveindiahindi.com (in हिन्दी). 2015-07-30. Retrieved 2016-01-19.