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The World : Four Killed in India Riots

February 25, 1985

Crowds enraged by the police killing of a popular politician rioted in two towns south of New Delhi, clashing with officers and torching police checkpoints and vehicles. Police in Rajasthan state said four people were killed and 16 wounded. However, the Press Trust of India said seven people died and 175 were wounded, The disorders in Deeg and Bharatpur were sparked by the slaying last Thursday of Rajah Man Singh, a state legislator and younger brother of the former ruler of a local principality. Police said they shot Singh in self-defense, but Singh's supporters say he was shot without cause.

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