Communal clash in Gujarat kills one

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Ahmedabad, July 22 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed on Friday in Gondal city in Gujarat after a communal clash overnight left one person dead and another injured, officials said.

Police sources said half a dozen persons came menacingly in the city’s Chordi Darwaza area in a black SUV without any registration number and opened indiscriminate fire, injuring one person of another community.

The person sustained bullet wounds in the throat and leg and was shifted to a government hospital in Gondal, 40 km from Rajkot. The incident took place on Thursday night.

The police said this provoked the other community to retaliate. Soon, a mob of over 100 people came together in a jeep and motorcycles armed with weapons.

The irate mob attacked a vegetable shop owner in the Old Market Yard of the city who was passing by. The man died on the spot.

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Acting swiftly, the police chased the black SUV, intercepted it and arrested its five occupants. A search is on for two more persons, a police officer said.



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