Nagpur, Sep 26 (UNI) An indefinite curfew was today clamped at village Khamgaon in Buldhana district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra after the police fired 15 rounds in the air to disperse a rampaging mob in the wake of group clashes there.
District Collector Vasant Poreddiwar told UNI that trouble erupted this morning when a rickshaw-puller was beaten up by miscreants and a similar incident later took place elsewhere. There were group clashes and miscreants resorted to arson and stone pelting at several places in the town.
The police initially used mild force to disperse the rampaging mob and was later forced to fire 15 rounds into the air to bring the situation under control, Mr Poreddiwar said, adding that the situation was now peaceful and under control.
There was no loss of life, he informed.
The police have registered offences against several people and were in the process of arresting the trouble-makers, he said.
Meanwhile, ten people were injured in the violence, official sources said.
The violence erupted after the town remained peaceful overnight following trouble during a Ganesha immersion procession last evening. There had been tension as miscreants allegedly threw stones and footwear on those participating in the procession as it passed a place of worship last evening, leaving one person injured.
Personnel from the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), besides an anti-riot squad from Buldhana, had been deployed in the town after the trouble.