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Violence spreads to more parts of Haryana

india Updated: May 26, 2009 12:59 IST
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Violence over the killing of a sect leader in Vienna spilled over to more parts of Haryana on Tuesday with protestors going on a rampage, damaging vehicles and clashing with police which fired in the air to quell the mob.

Protestors clashed with police near Parade ground on Ambala-Jagadhri road and damaged a building of the Municipal Committee in Jagadhri, where they also burnt a motorcycle, police said.

Police had to fire eight rounds in the air to disperse a violent group of protestors in Jagadhri town in Yamunanagar district, about 100 km from Chandigarh.

Protestors also damaged a Government Senior Secondary School building in Jagadhri besides eight cars belonging to the school staff and some motorcycles.

The school students, who were inside the building, were taken to safety by school authorities. The mob then damaged two trucks and a car at Jagadhari bus stand this morning.

Protestors also damaged a motorcycle, a jeep and a fire tender on Ambala road. A complete bandh was observed in Jagadhri while Yamunanagar observed a partial bandh today.

When asked about the situation in the state, Haryana's Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) V N Rai told PTI that barring "stray incidents in Jagadhri, the rest of the state was peaceful".