One person was shot dead and more than five people injured in riots that broke out on Friday in Maksi town of Madhya Pradesh’s Shajapur district, when a dispute during a cricket match took a violent turn.
Curfew was clamped in the town, around 95 km from Indore, as angry members of two communities pelted stones at each other and set more than three shops afire.
The situation was now under control, Shajapur District Collector Rajendra Kumar Sharma told HT. The police deployment has been strengthened to avert further flaring up of tensions, Sharma added.
A youth who sustained a bullet injury on the head succumbed to injuries in an Ujjain hospital.
The violence began after a group of boys picked up a fight during a cricket match at the government higher secondary school grounds, police said.
Three shops were gutted in the fire started by the rioters, who fled the spot after the police resorted to mild baton charge.