15 injured as two communities clash in northwest Delhi's Sangam Park area; heavy police force deployed

At least 15 people were injured in a clash which broke out between two communities in northwest Delhi's Sangam Park area on Saturday evening.

PTI| Updated: Jan 31, 2016, 03:53 AM IST
15 injured as two communities clash in northwest Delhi's Sangam Park area; heavy police force deployed
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New Delhi: At least 15 people were injured in a clash which broke out between two communities in northwest Delhi's Sangam Park area on Saturday evening.

By midnight, several police teams were deployed in the area and a case of rioting was registered, said a senior police official. 

The violence erupted after a youth was thrashed by some locals when he was caught allegedly trying to forcefully enter the residence of a family belonging to the another community, said an official. 

 

People from the youth's community soon gathered at the spot and were confronted by a group representing the other community, the official said. 

The injured have been hospitalised and police are questioning locals, trying to ascertain the identity of those involved in the violence, the official. 

Earlier in the day, two youths were shot at by unidentified persons near the same locality where violence erupted later in the evening, police said.