Surat, Sep 19 (UNI) Tension prevailed in Olpad taluka of this district today following violence in Mangrol taluka yesterday in which one person was killed.
Vigilance has been mounted in the Olpad taluka. Meanwhile, shops and business establishments in Kim area of the taluka remained closed.
Trouble started yesterday when about fifteen activists of the ''Gowraksha Samiti'' conducted searches at Kosadi village in Mangrol taluka on the suspicion that a large quantity of beef was hidden in that village.
This angered the villagers who resisted the search operation by pelting stones at the activists. One of the activists, Jasu, was seriously injured in the incident and he succumbed to his injuries.
As the news spread, violence was sparked off in neighbouring villages also and eight shops were burnt by miscreants in nearby Mausali village yesterday.