Two persons died after police opened fire to control a communal clash in Rajendranagar under the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate today morning. Police said that trouble started at Sikh Chawani near Bahadurpura, not far from the Old city area, when members of one community found their religious flags burnt, and attacked two youths on suspicion.
The youths raised an alarm and within no time the heated arguments turned into a communal clash with groups on both sides indulging in stone-pelting and arson.
As the news spread, members of both communities came out in large numbers and attacked houses in the lanes and by lanes. Central and Paramilitary forces which had been requisitioned for election duty were rushed to the area, police commissioner C V Anand said.
Police opened fire when the stone-pelting and arson could not be controlled near Kishanbaug in spite of warnings and tear-gas. Cyberabad joint commissioner Y Gangadhar and his team were attacked near Kishanbaug and pelted with stones. The clashes which started at 5 am were brought under control by 8 am, police said.
At least six vehicles were burnt by the miscreants. Patrolling and security has been stepped up in the old city area after the clashes.
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