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Six injured after communal clash breaks out over road dispute in Gujarat’s Godhra

The clash followed an argument that broke out over a motorbike parked on the road. Police fired teargas shells to break up the crowd.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2018 15:40 IST
Press Trust of India, Godhra
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Police fired teargas shells to control the mob. Six people sustained injuries when people pelted stones during the clash.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)

Six persons were injured in a clash between members of two communities in Godhra following an argument over a traffic-related issue, the police said on Saturday.

The incident took place in the Khadi Falia locality late on Friday night.

“Two groups belonging to different communities clashed and indulged in stone-pelting. The police fired three teargas shells to control the mob,” Godhra B-Division police station inspector MC Sangtyani said.

The officer said that an auto-rickshaw driver passing through the area objected to a motorcycle parked on the road. When he asked the owner of the motorcycle to remove it from the road, the latter started arguing, he said.

“Soon, the argument turned into a clash and members of both the communities started attacking each other. Six persons belonging to both the communities sustained minor injuries in stone pelting. We rushed to the site and fired three teargas shells to bring the situation under control,” he said.

An offence has been registered in this regard. No arrest has been made so far, Sangtyani added.

First Published: Jun 09, 2018 15:39 IST