Violent clashes erupt between villagers and Satsangis in Agra

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Agra, Dec. 22 (ANI): An altercation between villagers and members of a religious sect took a violent turn on Tuesday, as the latter burnt vehicles and went on a rampage in Agra.

Tension had been brewing over a disputed piece of land for some time between the villagers and Satsangis, and things took an ugly turn when the members of the sect attacked some villagers in the morning.

Police were called in to control the situation.

"The satsangis from Dayalbagh go to the fields for working. Some dispute was going on between them and the villagers. This morning, there was some altercation between them and the villagers, as result of which this violence started. Reportedly, firing also took place and 5-6 people are injured. We are present at the site and the situation is under control," said Mrityunjay Narayan, District Magistrate (DM), Agra.

The police have been installed in the area to keep the situation in check.

An investigation has been launched into the matter. (ANI)

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