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12 hurt as lord Ganesha procession turns violent in Anand

Violence broke out between members of two communities during Ganesha immersion procession at Dahemi village near here with a mob attacking vehicles and shops and indulging in stone pelting.

Violence broke out between members of two communities during Ganesha immersion procession at Dahemi village near here with a 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 people 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 ensued between members of the two communities,which soon turned violent with people pelting stones at each other,leaving 12 injured.

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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 reinforcements 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.