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Violence in Gujarat town, 3 dead

November 02, 2003 14:17 IST
Last Updated: November 02, 2003 21:26 IST

Three persons were killed and 40 injured when violence erupted in Virangam town, 70 km from Ahmedabad, on Sunday morning.

Deputy Inspector General, Ahmedabad Range, A K Sharma, said the incident occurred when ex-councillor Purushottam Yadav allegedly opened fire from his licensed rifle after a cricket match between locals turned violent.

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Yadav was detained along with some others.

According to sources at the V S Hospital in Ahmedabad, three persons -- Sharifbhai, Zakir Allarakha and Zakir Yusuf -- were brought dead.

Earlier, police sources had said four people were killed.

The injured were being treated at a private hospital in Juhapura area.

The police had to fire at least 20 rounds to disperse the rioters, who torched around a dozen shops in the Chand Fadi and Sheth Vaad areas.

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Sub: I wish Ahmedabad vanishes

I feel so frustrated...i wish one night some miracle happens a news comes up that Ahmedabad has vanished from this earth...I would be very happy..i ...

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Sub: It is surely something wrong with Gujarat and not religion

We all should understand that we all live in India and should be and Indian as well. We should'nt be fighting like this. If we ...

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Thanks a lot Allmighty we have born in INDIA, atleast our faith grows stronger towards you,As by every passing day bcoz these riots always confirms ...

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Sub: hatred stii persit

It is really a pain ful to know that Gujrat still is facing hatred betwewen the two community.People are ready to take eack other life ...

Posted by shadab Ahsan

Sub: Viramgam Riot Incident

You people dont know geography of Gujarat. Your heading shows that there is violence in the whole of Gujarat. The fact is there is a ...

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