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1 killed, 14 hurt in Orissa communal clash

Giridhar Gopal in Bhubaneswar | April 12, 2003 18:04 IST

At least one person waskilled and14otherswere injuredwhen a religious processioninRajgangpur townin Orissa's Sundargarh district on Friday night turned violent,Inspector General of Police Manmohan Praharaj told reporters on Saturday.

The incident occurred whenmiscreants pelted stones onthe Ram Nabami procession that was passing through the city's market areas,triggeringa clash between the processionists and the residents of the area.Bricks were used liberally.

Senior police and local administration officials were among those injured in the clash. They are beingtreated in the local hospital.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code have been clamped in the town.

A senior police officer of Sundargarh district told on telephone that the situation is tense. Additional police forces have been deployed in the town.

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