Tension prevails in Hyderabad, one more killed

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Hyderabad, Mar 31: The death toll of the Hyderabad communal violence has gone up to two and the situation continues to remain tense in several parts of Andhra Pradesh capital.

“The situation is tense in major parts of Hyderabad but no fresh incidents of violence have been reported since last night," Andhra Pradesh DGP RR Girish Kumar informed on Wednesday, Mar 31, adding that the curfew may be relaxed in a phased out manner in the south zone as it is peaceful.

"However, there will not be any relaxation in the new city area, where curfew was clamped on Tuesday after fresh violence," he added.

On Tuesday, Mar 20, a youth died near Haradarwaja in heavy stone pelting between two groups. The curfew was also extended to eight more localities besides the 17 police station limits where curfew was imposed on Monday, Mar 29.

Another stone-pelting incident took place in Musheerabad area in the evening when a group threw stones on a Hanuman Jayanthi rally. As many as eight police personnel were injured in this incident.

In another incident, DCP Traffic Ravi Varma was injured when a mob pelted stones at his vehicle in Mallepally.

As of the numbers available now, as many as 90 people are believed to have been injured in the communal clashes, which started on Saturday, Mar 27.

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