Villagers clash with security guards, 10 hurt

November 8th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district Monday when a clash broke out between villagers and private security guards of a meat packaging unit, police said.

Arguments over a petty dispute between the guards of the unit in Delhi Gate area and residents of Talaspur village snowballed into a clash with members from both sides hurling bricks and firing at each other, a police official said.

The warring groups attacked police personnel too with glass bottles when they reached to defuse the situation.

“Though both the sides resorted to firing, fortunately no one received bullet injuries. Ten people were hurt after they were hit by stones or wooden sticks,” police inspector Arjun Kumar said in Aligarh, some 350 km from Lucknow.

“We are still to ascertain the exact reason behind the clash. We learnt that it all started after a verbal duel between some villagers and security guards. All the injured are being treated in hospital,” he added.

Heavy security arrangements have been made in the Delhi Gate area following the clash, the official said.

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