Hours after three devotees were killed in a stampede in the famous temple premises, the in-charge of Khatu Shyam Ji police station was suspended on Monday.
Sikar Superintendent of Police K Rashtradeep said station house officer Riya Choudhary was suspended as she “did not handle the situation well” when there was a “huge crowd” outside the temple.
“There was a huge crowd outside the temple. The pressure increased as soon as the doors of the temple opened, leading to a situation where three women died. It was not handled well. Hence SHO Riya Choudhary has been suspended.
Rajasthan: 3 women killed in stampede in temple premises
As the temple opened at 4.30 am, thousands of devotees thronged for ‘darshan’ on the occasion of ‘Gyaras’, an auspicious day according to the Hindu calendar, resulting in a stampede. In addition to three deaths, four people were injured.
Police said they have identified the deceased as Shanti from Haryana, Maya Devi from Uttar Pradesh and Kripa Devi from Jaipur.