Seven `Kawad` pilgrims injured in clash

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 19:14

Muzaffarnagar: Seven `Kawad` pilgrims were injured when a clash broke out between two groups of the Shiv pilgrims on the Delhi-Haridwar National Highway over crossing a road first, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place yesterday near Sisona village in the district when a clash between two groups of the `Kawad` pilgrims over crossing a road first turned violent, they said.

Sharp weapons and lathis were used in the fight, police said, adding that the situation was brought under control after they reached the spot.

A case has been registered against four pilgrims -- Ankur, Kuldeep, Sandeep and Sonu, police said, adding that the four have been arrested.

`Kawad` pilgrims, gather at Haridwar every year to take a dip in the Ganga and carry water from the river to offer it to Lord Shiva during the `Kawad Yatra`.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 19:14

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