Muharram violence: Communal clashes break out during procession in Vadodara; subsequent police firing leaves two injured

Two persons were injured in Vadodara in police firing during the tazia immersion procession on the occasion of Muharram around Sunday midnight, an official said.

PTI October 02, 2017 13:03:58 IST
Muharram violence: Communal clashes break out during procession in Vadodara; subsequent police firing leaves two injured

Vadodara: Two persons were injured in Vadodara in police firing during the tazia immersion procession on the occasion of Muharram around Sunday night, an official said.

Muharram violence Communal clashes break out during procession in Vadodara subsequent police firing leaves two injured

File image of a Muharram procession. PTI

As the procession was passing through the Panigate area, some members from two different communities allegedly hurled abuses and threw stones at each other, Vadodara's police commissioner Manoj Shashidhar said.

A police official present on the spot fired two rounds to disperse the mob and immediately brought the situation under control, he said.

Two persons were injured in firing. They were taken to a hospital where they were stated to be out of danger, he said.

The police commissioner said he also rushed to the spot and camped in the area till 4.30 am on Monday to monitor the situation, which was under control.

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