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Man torched in Vadodara clashes

With the killing of one more person, the death toll in the last two days of continued violence has risen to six.

india Updated: May 03, 2006 09:15 IST

In a fresh bout of violence, one person was burnt alive in a car as a 2000-strong mob attacked shops and houses in the Panigate police station area despite curfew in riot-hit areas late on Tuesday night.

According to police sources, the mob went on a rampage in the Mahavir charrasta on the Ajwa road and set ablaze a number of vehicles, shops and houses in the area before additional reinforcement and Rapid Action Force (RAF) reached the spot.

"The mob indulged in heavy stone-pelting with the police, which resorted to lathicharge and lobbed teargas shells," Additional Commissioner of Police VM Pargi said.

The unidentified victim trapped inside the burning vehicle was later removed to the SSG hospital. It was, however, not immediately known as to how many were injured in the clashes.

Clashes also reportedly broke out between the two communities at Kotiadnagar, Bawamanpura, Sardar estate under the Panigate police station late Tuesday night.

Earlier on Tuesday, curfew was relaxed for a couple of hours in the Panigate area from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and the authorities had decided to give a nine-hour curfew relaxation in the area from 8 am to 5 pm following improvement in the situation.

With the killing of one more person, the death toll in the last two days of continued violence and police firing had risen to six.

First Published: May 03, 2006 01:29 IST