One killed, five injured in Holi revellers’ clashes

March 11th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Mar 11 (IANS) One person died and five people were injured in clashes among Holi revellers here Wednesday.
At Kashipur in the northern part of the city, one person died and three others sustained injuries when bombs were hurled by a rival group while playing Holi, the police said.

The injured have been admitted to the R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital.

In South Kolkata’s Tollygunge, two people were injured in a clash between youths of two neighbouring localities.

“The trouble (in Tollygunge) started after youths of one locality tried to smear colour on a youth from the other locality. This triggered the clashes in which bombs were hurled,” said acting Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) of city police S.K. Gajmer.

Four people have been arrested following the clash.

The situation was under control but tension prevailed in both areas where Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel were deployed, with the police conducting patrols.

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