Two dead in communal clashes in India

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One person has died, while 35 others, 10 of which include policemen have been injured in the conflict.

Two persons were reportedy killed, and over 40 injured as clashes broke out between two communities in Maharashtra's Aurangabad city on Friday night. Meanwhile, internet services have also been suspended in the city. The clashes soon flared up into rioting - many shops and vehicles were set on fire and there were incidents of stone throwing.

The report added that the police are suspecting the role of an independent corporator for instigating the violence. Clashes occurred between 2 groups after illegal water connection to a "religious place" was reportedly disconnected.

Curfew was imposed in some parts of the city, and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure were also invoked. Reports stated that friction was first reported between two communities after the municipal team cut the illegal water pipeline of a mosque and didn't cut the connection of a temple following pressure from locals.

Besides the local police, personnel from the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) have been deployed in the violence-affected areas, he said. Taking to Twitter, he expressed regret over the "deteriorating" law and order situation in Maharashtra and laid the blame on the CM's door, lambasting him for failing in his duties as the state's home minister. The last rites of the 17-year-old boy, who was killed allegedly in police firing, were performed on Sunday in the city, where the situation is normal, Inspector General of Police (Aurangabad) Milind Bharambe said.

Police had to resort to teargas shelling to contain the situation. It escalated thanks to rumours as well as also the pressures spread...

Around 50 shops were gutted in the clashes, and hundreds of youths took to the streets to pelt stones, as the issue turned into a communal clash. Following the massive classes, the authorities have imposed Section 144 in the city. Mr. Bansile's shop was among those torched by the rioters and he could not escape as he was disabled.

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