One killed, 37 injured in Madhya Pradesh communal clash

March 11th, 2009 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS  

Ujjain, March 10 (IANS) One person was killed and 37 people including three police officers were injured in a communal clash in a Madhya Pradesh town Tuesday, police said.
Indefinite curfew was imposed in Mahidpura sub-district following the clash which erupted after police stopped members of a Muslim group, returning from a religious procession, from going towards the area where Hindus were holding a religious programme, police said.

“The trouble started when a few people returning from Milad-un-Nabi procession, on being stopped from going on a particular road, pelted stones at police,” Inspector General of Police Pawan Jain told IANS.

“The police baton-charged and used teargas to control them. They burnt houses of another community,” Jain said.

“The police opened fire to take control of the situation.

“At least 37 people have been reported injured and one person was killed. The youth succumbed while being rushed to the district hospital. The situation is tense but under control,” Jain said.

Three critically injured people were rushed to Indore.

The injured include sub-divisional officers of police Pradeep Shende and M.S. Dabar and inspector Upmanyu Saxena.

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