Sonia Gandhi's 'objectionable' photo showing her 'washing utensils' triggers clash; one killed

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New Delhi, June 17: An objectionable photo of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has led to death of a 33-year-old man. Six others were injured, five of whom were seriously injured in a clash between two camps after an objectionable image of Congress chief was sent in a WhatsApp messenger group.

Prashant Nayak allegedly posted a photo in the WhatsApp group, which showed Sonia "washing utensils" with a satirical caption saying (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi has reduced Congress President to such a position, CSP Balsavar said.

 Sonia Gandhi's 'objectionable' photo showing her 'washing utensils' triggers clash; one killed, six.
Area City Superintendent of Police Inderjeet Balsavar said that one Umesh Verma who sustained injuries in the clash, succumbed to his wounds at a hospital here, while undergoing treatment.

According to Congress corporator Jatin Raj's group, knives were freely used by the rival group inside the Vijay Nagar Police station where they have gone to lodge a complaint - a charge denied by police who had to call their colleagues from other police stations to discipline the two groups after they turned violent.

Raj has created a group named 'Vijay Nagar Friends' on WhatsApp for people to stay connected in his locality.

The two groups gathered at Ahimsa Chowk little after last midnight and a heated argument took place between them over Sonia.

In the meantime, acting on a tip-off the police reached the spot and asked them to come to police station to sort out their differences, the CSP said.

When the two groups reached police station, an alleged altercation took place between them and one Umesh Verma was stabbed, who was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, alleged Animesh, a member of the Congress corporator group.

He demanded police should make public the footage of CCTV camera at the police station to bring out the truth.

CSP Balsavar said to bring situation under control, police resorted to cane charge but denied that violence took place inside the police station.


OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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