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Jalgaon: 2 killed, 15 hurt in police firing
April 23, 2008 12:37 IST
Two groups belonging to different communities clashed over playing of a song during a marriage procession, leading police to open fire which left two persons dead and 15 others injured in Jalgaon district, police said on Wednesday.
Curfew has been imposed in Chopda tehsil town following the clash on Tuesday night, they said.
Trouble started when members of a community started pelting stones, soda water bottles and bricks during a marriage procession following a song played (by another community) in the function, which enraged them, police said.
Police fired more than 25 rounds to control the communal clashes in the area, they said adding, curfew has been imposed in the town till 1800 hours to prevent further flare up.
Around 10 kiosks were set ablaze by the angry mob following which police opened fire to disperse the two clashing groups, they said.
Three persons, including an autorickshaw puller, were hit by the bullets, out of which two succumbed to their injuries and one was later admitted to the district civil hospital along with all the other injured, they added.
Security has been beefed up in the area following the clash and the police force has been deployed to ward off any untoward incident, police said.