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8 injured in communal clash during Janmashtami function

india Updated: Sep 02, 2010 12:13 IST

Eight people, including two policemen, were injured in a communal clash at a function organised for Janmashtami here, police said on Thursday.

The clash took place at Hindpiri colony late Wednesday over loudspeakers being used on the occasion of Janmashtami - the birth of the Hindu god Krishna. Some Muslims opposed the loudspeaker being used at Tarabi, the prayer offered during Ramadan in the evening.

Members of both the communities accused each other of creating trouble in the area and pelted stones on each other and fired gunshots.

Two people were injured in the firing and six in the stone-pelting, a police official said.

Police reached the spot to control the situation. Two policemen were also injured in the stone-pelting.

Inspector General of Police (Ranchi zone) Rezi Dundung and Senior Superintendent of Police Praveen Kumar took command and the situation was brought under control around 12.30 am on Thursday.

The injured were admitted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science and Seva Sadan.