Delhi: Minor road accident triggers clash in Trilokpuri

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New Delhi, Dec 27: Fresh violence surfaced in East Delhi's Trilokpuri after a minor road accident took place in the area.

As per a TOI report, "Around 4pm, a youth on a bike collided with a scooter on which two persons were riding. Eyewitnesses said a fight ensued, which soon turned into a bigger scuffle as men joined in on both sides. Police had to use mild lathicharge to break up the fight. The two groups also targeted the police who allegedly thrashed a cop."

Delhi: Minor road accident triggers clash in Trilokpuri.
Violence had earlier erupted in Trilokpuri area of East Delhi in October in which five people suffered gunshot injuries after which prohibitory orders were imposed and tension continued for several days in the wake of a clash between two groups on Diwali night.

More than 70 miscreants were arrested in connection with the incident. A number of vehicles belonging to locals and to policemen were also vandalised in the area. 

Witness to the Hindu-Muslim clashes in east Delhi's Trilokpuri, Sikh victims of the 1984 riots living in the area experienced a sense of deja vu, reminding them of a time almost exactly 30 years ago to the day when their neighbours were mindlessly slaughtered by angry mobs.

"On Friday, people gathered in a similar way as they had 30 years ago. I heard that they were going to attack the Muslim families living here. To save myself, even I shut down my shop and asked my children to remain inside the house," 45-year-old Charanjeet Singh, who owns a tailoring shop said.

"For three days (30 years ago) we kept confined to our homes, and now again we have remained inside our houses for the last four days," he added.

As per reports, residents of the Trilokpuri area have also said that tension still continues in the region since the communal violence took place in October.

(With inputs from agencies)

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