Clashes erupt again in Vadodara

Vadodara Dec. 25. Police tonight fired in the air and lobbed several teargas shells to disperse members of two communities indulging in stone pelting while one person was killed and two were injured in communal violence in the city last night.

The Additional police commissioner, P. C. Thakur, said tension gripped Panjarigar area when rival groups indulged clashes forcing police to open fire in the air.

"The situation in both the areas was under control and peaceful," he said. One person was stabbed to death and two others were injured last night in Navapura area and 22 persons were arrested in this connection.

Both the injured were stated to be out of danger, police said. Two vehicles were also set ablaze in the last night's incident.

Vadodara has been witnessing sporadic communal flare-ups since December 15, after the results of Gujarat Assembly polls were declared.