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Communal clash near Vadodara over inter-community love affair

The girl belongs to the Darbar caste while her lover is a Muslim. Villagers said the two were caught trying to escape.

A communal clash broke out in Dhaniyavi near Makarpura in Vadodara, injuring several persons on Monday afternoon.

Villagers say the clash began after two communities indulged in a spat late on Sunday night when a love affair between a girl and boy belonging to inter communities was discovered.

The clash took an ugly turn when members of two communities angered by the alleged inter-religious love affair began attacking one another.

The girl belongs to the Darbar caste while her lover is a Muslim. Villagers said the two were caught trying to elope.

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Several injured were rushed to the Makarpura Hospital for treatment even as cops tried to bring the situation under control.

According to DY SP Leena Patil, police were trying to bring the situation under control. It is not yet confirmed if the lovers are safe.

First published on: 20-10-2014 at 14:00 IST
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