Two killed in maharashtra Group clashes, acp critical
AURANGABAD: At least two persons were killed and more than 40 injured, including 10 policemen, when clashes broke out between two groups in this famed Maharashtra tourist town, an official said.
Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar said that the violence erupted late on Friday following a trivial local issue which angered the people in some areas.
“Due to rumours which circulated like wildfire on social media, it quickly flared up and spread,” Kesarkar told IANS.
In the final tally, the minister said two persons have lost their lives, including one in an arson incident and another in the plastic bullets firing by the police.
“Three Assistant Commissioners of Police and around 10 policemen, besides more than 30 civilians have also been injured. One ACP’s condition seems to be critical and he will be operated upon later,” he added.