[Among more than 40 who were injured are about 15 police, 03 women and a child. According to doctors, most of those admitted in hospital have injuries because of stone pelting. (Photo: Asia Express)]
Aurangabad (Maharashtra): At least two people have been killed and over forty have been left injured following communal violence which erupted between two communities Friday night in Aurangabad - the important city in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region.
One of the two dead is from Nawabpura area of the city and is believed to have been killed in police firing. According to the area corporator Abdul Azim the youth was rushed to MGM Hospital where he was declared brought dead. There are also reports that an old man has also suffered bullet injuries in jis stomach.
Among more than 40 who were injured are about 15 police, 03 women and a child. According to doctors, most of those admitted in hospital have injuries because of stone pelting.
"Most of the people had injuries on head and eyes due to stone pelting. Nine people have been admitted and the rest were discharged after being administered first aid," Dr Kailash Zine, resident medical officer (RMO), at Government Medical College, Aurangabad said.
The clashes took place in Gandhinagar, Rajabazar and Shagank areas of the city. As the clashes escalated, members of the two communities resorted to stone pelting and also set many shops on fire. To disperse the crowd, police had to resort to firing, in which the child was severly injured and one youth killed.
According to ANI, clashes broke out when the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation cut water connection in the area, including one of the religious places, owing to non-clearance of bills after which things took a violent turn.
Around 50 shops were gutted in the clashes, and hundreds of youths took to the streets to pelt stones, as the issue turned into a communal clash.
Meanwhile, top police officials are camping in the city and have appealed for peace. To stop rumor mongering, the police has also suspended internet services. “I would like to appeal to the people of Aurangabad to remain peaceful and not taken law unto themselves,” said Aurangabad acting Police Commissioner, Milind Bharambe.
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