scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Monday, December 06, 2021

Gujarat communal clash: 13 arrested in violence that lead to one death, six injuries

A minor fight broke out between two students of different communities on Saturday over a petty issue

By: PTI | Ahmedabad |
March 27, 2017 7:10:36 pm
gujarat riots, gujarat communal riots, gujarat communal clash, patan riots, gujarat patan communal clash, gujarat 2017 riots, gujarat news, india news, indian express news, latest news Some vehicles and a few houses were also set on fire by the clashing crowd. (Express Photo)

Thirteen persons have been arrested in connection with the communal violence at Vadavali village in Patan district which left one dead, police said today.

“We arrested 13 persons yesterday after a combing operation in villages neighbouring Vadavali from where the crowd came and attacked residents,” said Inspector of Chanasma police station, C P Sadiya.

“Those arrested so far belong to Sunsar and Dharpuri villages. More arrests are likely today,” the officer said.

One person had died and six others sustained severe injuries after violence broke out following a minor fight between two students of different communities on Saturday over a petty issue.

Some vehicles and a few houses were also set on fire by the clashing crowd.

Cross FIRs were filed at Chanasma police station against a total of 45 accused and a crowd comprising over 3,000 people under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including 302 (murder), 147, 148, 149 (rioting armed with deadly weapons, unlawful assembly), 395, 397 (robbery), 435 and 436 (mischief by fire).

Sadiya said over 100 police personnel and two companies of State Reserve Police were posted at the village.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement