Asansol (WB), Mar 30 (PTI) An Imam here, who has lost his son in the violent incidents over Ram Navami celebrations, has urged the people not to make it an issue and restore peace in the area. Also Read - Durga Puja Pandals Alerted as IMD Predicts Heavy Rain in Bengal Over Next 2 Days

“I have lost my son. I have not lodged any police complaint. Do not make it an issue. If you love me, then restore peace,” Noorani Masjid Imam Imdatullah Rashid said. Also Read - PM Modi Flaunts Traditional Bengali Attire Curated by Union Minister Babul Supriyo For Inauguration of Durga Puja Festivities

The youngest son of the Imam, Hafiz Sabkatulla, was found dead with injuries on his head and throat at the Asansol district hospital on Wednesday. Also Read - West Bengal MBBS Seats Increased to 4,000: CM Mamata Banerjee

The Imam made the appeal yesterday when the body of the 16-year-old, who had recently appeared in this year’s Class 10 board examination conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, was laid to rest at a burial ground here in the presence of about 1,000 people.

Asansol and Raniganj in West Burdwan district of West Bengal had witnessed violent clashes between two groups over Ram Navami processions on Sunday and Monday.

Official sources had said one person was killed and two police officers were injured in the violence.

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