2 killed and around 10 injured in communal violence in Patan district, Gujarat :-Ahmedabad: In a communal clash in a village of Patan district, Gujarat on Saturday evening, 2 persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and 10 others injured while around 50 houses were ransacked and set ablaze along with many vehicles.
Ashwin Chauhan who is the Patan Superintendent of Police said that a minor altercation between two students over some dispute while going for the high school examinations in Vadavali village soon assumed communal overtones and flared up into a major clash involving people from at least three surrounding villages.
Firstly, violent mobs ransacked and then torched around 50 houses of a particular community. More than two dozen vehicles parked in front of the houses were also burnt down.
Police Batallion from Mehsana district and Patan district rushed to the spot to control over the violent mob. More than 10 fire engines from Mehsana, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar to douse the fire in the houses and vehicles set ablaze.
The Patan district Police carried out a baton charge on the violent mob and also used teargas shells to disperse the mob. But the violence continued, forcing them to open fire in which one youth was killed in police fire. Around 10 people sustained injuries in stone-throwing between the two groups.