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Shops gutted in group clash

Rapid Action Force personnel were deployed in the area to bring situation under control.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: January 30, 2015 12:00:50 am

At least three shops were gutted and five more were ransacked after two communities entered into a clash at Usti in South 24 Parganas district.

The clash started over a dispute between local van puller and a group of youths. The van puller was beaten up by the youths late Wednesday night after another group from a local club clashed with the youths. Police rushed to the spot and took the situation under control.

Tension erupted again this morning when hundreds of people went on a rampage, pelting bombs at each other.

Several shops were gutted while half a dozen houses were ransacked. Rapid Action Force personnel were deployed in the area, said an official.

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