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Violent clash breaks out between two groups in Akola, Maharashtra; 1 killed, 8 injured

Maharastra: A violent clash broke out between two groups over a minor dispute in the old town police station area of Akola, Maharashtra on Saturday evening. One person died in the clash, while eight people, including two policemen, are said to have been injured. The violent mob damaged some vehicles. Akola Superintendent of Police Sandeep […]

Edited By : Yashashvi Tak | Updated: May 14, 2023 12:28 IST
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Maharastra: A violent clash broke out between two groups over a minor dispute in the old town police station area of Akola, Maharashtra on Saturday evening. One person died in the clash, while eight people, including two policemen, are said to have been injured. The violent mob damaged some vehicles. Akola Superintendent of Police Sandeep Ghuge said that the situation is currently under control.

At the same time, Akola Collector Neema Arora said that Section 144 has been implemented in the city. Akola SP Sandeep Ghuge said that tension prevailed between the two communities because of hurting religious sentiments. Stones were pelted, and vehicles were also damaged. A heavy police force is deployed in the city. One was brought dead to the civil hospital, but we are probing it.

It is being told that a large number of groups took to the streets in the Harihar Peth, Pola Chowk, and Jai Hind Chowk areas of the old city. They targeted bikes and autorickshaws and caused heavy damage.

Meanwhile, on hearing about the ruckus, MLA Randhir Savarkar reached the Old City police station. During this time, he appealed for peace. SRPF personnel were called from Amravati to control the riots. After informing the state’s Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis about the incident, he also directed the police to bring the situation under control and appealed to anyone not to believe in rumours.

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First published on: May 14, 2023 12:28 PM IST

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