Published: Mon, May 14, 2018

1 dead, 35 injured; shops, vehicles set ablaze during Aurangabad clashes

1 dead, 35 injured; shops, vehicles set ablaze during Aurangabad clashes

Almost 100 shops and 50 vehicles were gutted in the clashes on Saturday morning after hundreds of youths took to the streets to pelt stones.

On Friday, the clashes emerged after the two group when the illegal water connection at "religious place" was reportedly disconnected. At least 10 policemen were injured, including Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Govardhan Kolekar and in-charge of Kranti Chowk police station, Inspector Shrikant Paropkari, police sources said.

With rumours spreading fast and several parts of Aurangabad tense on Saturday morning, Internet was suspended and section 144 was imposed in various parts of the city. "Few police officers and constables got injured during the clashes", Acting Commissioner and Special IG of Aurangabad Milind Bharambe said. Many people took to Twitter to report the incident.

The condition of ACP Kolekar, who was admitted to hospital after sustaining serious injuries in the stone-pelting, is said to be serious.

"The police reached the scene on time, but could not control the mob, and the clashes later gained momentum", he said.

The state deployed components of the State Reserve police, Indian Reserve Battalion in your metropolis, besides rushing compels from neighboring Beed and also Jalna to keep up peace. It escalated thanks to rumours as well as also the pressures spread...

Shahganj, Nawabpura, Rajabazaar and Angribaug were the areas that faced the worst of the violence, but have been calmed down for now.

Around 50 shops were gutted in the clashes, and hundreds of youths took to the streets to pelt stones, as the issue turned into a communal clash. The situation in the riot-hit city in the Marathwada region, about 350 km from Mumbai, has been brought under control, but certain restrictions remain in place, police officials said.

"We will initiate stern action against persons found guilty irrespective of the community that belong to". Owaisi, who is a member of Parliament from Hyderabad, also took shots at Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, asking him to order a probe into the riots.

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