Nashik: A youth was on Tuesday allegedly killed in police firing and eight policemen were injured in a stone- pelting incident following a clash between two groups in Harsul town here after body of a tribal youth was found in a well belonging to a particular community.
The body of Bhagirath Choudhary was found in a well in the field of a man from a particular community three days ago. A group of tribals staged a demonstration this morning that turned violent and led to a clash between the two groups, police said.
Police first resorted to lathicharge and then fired rounds to disperse the mob. A youth was allegedly killed in the firing, police said.
Eight policemen, including Additional SPs Prashant Mohite and Pravin Munde, were injured when the angry mob pelted stones on police. They were admitted to a private hospital.
Nashik SP Sanjay Mohite and Special Inspector General of Police (Nashik Range) J J Singh rushed to the spot and additional force, including the State Reserve Police Force personnel, was deployed in the tensed area.
The situation was tense but under control, police said.