One killed in Ahmedabad communal violence
A 52-year-old man, injured during clashes between two communities in Shahpur died on Wednesday, while three others were wounded in fresh violence in the area, police said.
Ahmedabad: A 52-year-old man, injured during
clashes between two communities in Shahpur died on Wednesday, while
three others were wounded in fresh violence in the area,
The deceased Vijay Datania had sustained injuries in the
head during stone pelting by two groups in Nagoriwad lane of
Shahpur area yesterday, they said, adding, a few others were
also injured during the clashes.
Meanwhile, in the clashes which broke out today, a man
was injured after being attacked by a mob near R C Technical
School, police said, adding that he was rescued by the police
patrol in the area and taken to hospital.
In an other incident, two men were allegedly stabbed with
a sharp weapon near Mirzapur rural court in the area, they
"There were some sporadic incidents of violence in
Shahpur today. Some people were injured and have been taken to
hospital," Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) N N Gohil
Gohil also confirmed the stabbing incident where two
persons were injured. "The mobs of the two groups were
dispersed by the police and the situation was brought under
control," he said.
A company of State Reserve Police (SRP) has been deployed
in the area and night patrolling increased. Situation has been
tense in Shahpur since Monday when the first incident of
violence occurred after a marriage procession was taken out
near a Masjid during prayer time.
Yesterday, members of two groups hurled stones and
torched some vehicles in Shahpur, which falls in the
communally sensitive Old City area.