Angry Mob Sets Multiple Shops & Vehicles Ablaze, Section 144 Imposed

The other person killed in the clash was a 65-year-old man who was trapped in his house when an adjoining shop was set on fire, the police officer said. There is news of the death of a person so far in violence, while more than 25 people, including 15 policemen, were injured. Also, section 144 has been imposed so that people do not assemble at a place. Many politicians and public figures have taken to Twitter to make their thoughts known about the violence. He also said that many police officials have been injured during the clashes.

According to local sources, tension was brewing in Moti Karanja area for the last few days as the municipal corporation was carrying out a drive against illegal water connections. "The clashes were engineered by certain anti-social elements and we appeal to residents not to believe in rumours doing the rounds on Whatsapp and other social media", said Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil.

On Friday, another incident was reported from Aurangabad where a 40-year-old vegetable vendor received a massive electricity bill of Rs 8.64 lakh for April.

The state deployed components of the State Reserve police, Indian Reserve Battalion in your metropolis, besides rushing compels from neighboring Beed and also Jalna to keep up peace.

"It was a small issue".

The worst-hit areas were Shahganj, Nawabpura, Rajabazaar and Angribaug which continued to remain calm but tense this evening.

Aurangabad CP Milind Bharambe appealed to protestors to maintain peace and not take law into their hands, he said, "I appeal to the citizens to maintain peace, do not take law in your own hands". This soon flared up into rioting with stone-pelting and arson, targeting vehicles and shops. Hundreds of youths taking turned violent and indulged in stone pelting on streets.

Speaking in Pune, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis promised stern action against those responsible for instigating the clashes, while lauding police authorities for bringing a potentially explosive situation under quick control. Moreover, Section 144 was imposed in the city following the chaos and violence.

  • Rogelio Becker