STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Communal clash in Hyderabad

Published: 25th October 2012 10:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2012 10:48 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

At least four persons and two police officials were injured when two groups form different communities clashed after a youth was stabbed late last evening, prompting authorities to clamp prohibitory orders in Musheerabad area here today.

Seven persons have been arrested.

Mohammad Arif, resident of Bholakpur, was assaulted by miscreants near a temple at Kavadiguda at around 9 PM yesterday. Subsequently, local youths from both communities gathered in large number and attacked each other with stones, police said.

Six persons, including Central Zone Deputy Commissioner of Police Tarun Joshi and a Sub Inspector, were injured and at least six vehicles including state-run RTC buses damaged in the violence.

Police claimed that the situation was brought under control within one hour, however, some reports said the stone-pelting continued till early morning.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC, restricting movement in the area for twenty-four hours, were imposed in Musheerabad at 6 this morning.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma said the situation was now under control, and peace had returned.

According to police, the trouble started when some locals alleged that Arif was taking a bull to slaughter house forcibly, while he claimed it was his animal.

Following this, he was stabbed, which triggered the clash.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp