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Drones used to enforce lockdown, more booked for violating prohibitory orders

Drones were deployed to warn people against breaching restrictions and more booked for the violations on the second day of the three-week coronavirus lockdown on Thursday, as central and state authorities ramped up measures to ensure there was no supply disruption of essential commodities. The unprecedented national lockdown also had a tragic fallout when a 28-year-old man allegedly killed his younger brother for stepping out of their home in Mumbai s western suburb of Kandivali. Police said Rajesh Laxmi Thakur killed his younger brother Durgesh after the latter stepped out of the house despite repeated warnings about the lockdown on Wednesday night, an official from Samta Nagar police station said. The official said Rajesh has been arrested. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made a fervent appeal to the countrymen on Tuesday night not to cross the lakshman rekha of their homes in the next three weeks to make the lockdown a success in a bid to halt the spread of ...

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