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Trilopuri clashes: Communal violence leaves 13 injured, including eight with bullet injuries

25, Oct 2014

Written by Sarah Hafeez , Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi | Posted: October 25, 2014 10:02 pm
Clashes between Hindus and Muslims that began in Delhi’s Trilokpuri area on Friday evening were on till 24 hours later, leaving at least 13 people injured, including eight with bullet injuries.
Though prohibitory orders were imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC on Saturday night, security forces struggled to gain control, with clashes spreading to at least five blocks in the area. At least three of those injured are critical.
Groups armed with knives and swords roamed the streets till 1 pm on Saturday. Despite heavy presence of security personnel, including forces from neighbouring districts and the Rapid Action Force and CRPF, rioters, many of them in their teens, threw stones at each other.


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