12 injured as Ganesha procession turns violent in Gujarat
Violence broke out between members of two communities during Ganesha immersion procession at Dahemi village near Anand with mob attacking vehicles and shops and indulging in stone pelting.india Updated: Sep 29, 2012 22:38 IST
Violence broke out between members of two communities during Ganesha immersion procession at Dahemi village near Anand with mob attacking vehicles and shops and indulging in stone pelting.
At least 12 people were injured and two shops, two cars and four motorcycles were torched in the flare-up, a police officer said, adding 11 persons have been arrested.
"People were sprinkling gulal (colour) during the procession. When the procession reached a place of worship some of the gulal fell on its wall angering members of a community," he said.
A verbal duel was ensued between members of the two communities, which soon turned violent with people pelting stones at each other, leaving twelve of them injured.
In the violence, a man was attacked with acid and was admitted to Shree Krishna Hospital at Karmasad, along with three others who were hit by stones.
The situation was brought under control after the local police called in additional back-up from Borsad town police, Anand LCB and SOG to quell the clash.
Anand SP Rajendra Asari said "the situation is now under control".
Ahmedabad IG (Range) R B Brahmbhatt and other senior officials have rushed to the spot.
First Published: Sep 29, 2012 22:37 IST