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2 killed as protest turns violent in Mumbai

Last updated on: August 12, 2012 12:17 IST

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Two persons were killed and at least 55 injured, including 45 policemen, when a protest in Mumbai against Assam riots turned violent on Saturday, as demonstrators clashed with the police.

The protesters torched vehicles of the media and the police and pelted stones.

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Unconfirmed reports said one of the deceased could have been hit by a bullet fired by the police.

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Police spokesman Nisar Tamboli said only a postmortem would reveal the cause of the deaths.

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Hundreds of people turned up at Azad Maidan Ground, a popular protest venue, in south Mumbai on Saturday afternoon on a call given by a city-based outfit, Raza Academy, to denounce the riots in Assam and attacks on the minority community in Myanmar.

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Awami Vikas Party, a political outfit floated by former police officer Shamsher Khan Pathan, also took part in the protest.

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The protesters suddenly turned unruly and set afire vehicles, damaged buses and indulged in stone-pelting.

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Police opened fire and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the mob, said a policeman deployed at Azad Maidan.

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At least 55 people were injured, of whom two succumbed to their injuries in a government hospital at south Mumbai.

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"Two youths, Mohammed Umar, 22, and Altaf Shaikh, 18, who were injured in the violence and were in critical condition, died while undergoing treatment at St George Hospital," said a civic body official.

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Among the injured were some media personnel, including Prashant Sawant of `Sakal Times' and Vivek Bendre of `The Hindu'. All injured were shifted to J J Hospital, St George Hospital, GT Hospital and Bombay Hospital, said the police.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said in a statement that the Crime Branch has been asked to probe the incident.

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He said altogether 45 police personnel and 10 others have been injured.

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Police said the situation was brought under control in an hour and normalcy has returned to the area.

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Chavan said a high alert has been sounded all over the state and Central Reserve Police Force, Rapid Action Force and State Reserve Police personnel have been requisitioned.

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