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2 killed in police firing in Vadodara

One person was killed in police firing and eight were injured in a clash between members of two communities during Ganesha idol immersion at Fatehpura locality of Vadodara, says the police.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2008 22:19 IST

One person was killed in police firing and eight were injured in a clash between members of two communities during Ganesha idol immersion at Fatehpura locality of the city on Tuesday, police said.

Police opened fire to control the violence that erupted in the communally-sensitive area erupted following an argument between revellers participating in Ganesha immersion and residents of the area last night.

Four shops were set on fire and three shops looted during the violence.

Initially, police lobbed teargas shells but they proved ineffective, they added.

Meanwhile, city commissioner of police Rakesh Asthana said police have stepped up vigil in the sensitive areas of the city.

Four more SRP companies have been despatched to the city for stregtherning the security arrangement, he added.