6 ‘sadhus’ injured in clash at Kumbh mela, 2 held

  • PTI , Ujjain
  • Updated: May 12, 2016 16:30 IST
Naga Sadhu and devotees at the Simhastha Maha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. (PTI)

Six ‘sadhus’ were injured on Thursday when a fight broke out among them over an election for different posts in their Akhara during the ongoing ‘Simhastha Kumbh’ here, police said.

Two sadhus have been arrested in connection with the incident, they said.

According to some pilgrims, loud sounds of gun shots were heard during the clash which happened at ‘Ahavan Akhara’ (temporary monastery).

However, police did not confirm the use of firearms saying they are investigating the matter.

Four of the injured ‘sadhus’ have been admitted to district hospital, while the two others, who sustained minor wounds in the clash in which sharp-edged ‘trishuls’ (tridents) were used to attack each other, were treated at the Akhara, additional superintendent of police Manish Khatri said.

He added that they were investigating whether firearms were used in the fight. A case was registered and further investigations are on, he said.

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