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Two killed in communal riot in Aligarh, indefinite curfew clamped

Written by: Staff

Aligarh, Apr 6 (UNI) Indefinite curfew was clamped on this communally sensitive city following violent clashes between two communities this afternoon, which resulted in the loss of two lives, besides injuries to six others.

Divisional Commissioner (Agra) Ashok Kumar, confirming the death of two people in the communal clashes that took place in the sensitive Dahiwali Gali area this afternoon, said that six others injured in incidents of firing and stone pelting between two communities have been rushed to the Agra Medical College in serious state.

Mr Kumar further said that indefinite curfew has been clamped on three police circles of the sensitive city, while additional companies of PAC and Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been rushed to affected areas.

''The situation is tense, but under control,'' he maintained.

Meanwhile, Police Superintendent (Aligarh City) S K Verma said here that indefinite curfew has been imposed in three police circles of the city including Mansi Gate, Kotwali and Delhi Gate.

Mr Verma further informed that curfew was clamped following violent clashes between two communities over a dispute pertaining to decoration at a makeshift temple for Ramnavami in the sensitive Dahiwali Gali area.

Communal tension first sparked off in the area last night following dispute at a makeshift temple in the area, resulting in incidents of stone pelting, firing and destruction of public property in the sensitive area. The police, however, succeeded in controlling the situation within few hours, Mr Verma said.

The communal tension erupted once again this afternoon in the same area and soon percolated to other parts, in the form of incidents of firing and stone pelting, following which indefinite curfew was clamped in three police cirlces, he added.


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