Curfew imposed in Kannauj over clash during puja procession
Curfew was imposed in the town here on Friday following the death of a person who was injured in a clash during a Durga puja immersion procession.
Kannauj: Curfew was imposed in the town here on Friday following the death of a person who was injured in a clash during a Durga puja immersion procession.
SP Kalanidhi Naithani said the prohibitory orders were imposed following tension here over yesterday's clash at the Lakhan tri-section after some people allegedly opened fire and hurled brickbats at a procession for the immersion of Durga idols.
One of the two youths, aged 30, who was injured in the violence succumbed last night at a hospital.
Curfew was imposed as the news of the death led to skirmishes in the town, the SP said, adding that the situation was tense but under control.
"Police is patrolling the localities and appeals are being made for maintaining peace and harmony, the SP said, adding that the body of the deceased was handed over to his family following a post-mortem and the last rites were performed this morning.