Two killed, 24 injured in clash

SIRSA, AUG 1 .Two people, including a woman, were killed and 24 seriously injured when two groups of a nomadic community clashed at a `Mahapanchayat' (community meeting) in Rania town in this district yesterday, police said today.

The two groups of the Bazigar community opened fire and pelted stones at each other following differences over holding the annual mela at the holy mela ground. The injured have been hospitalised. A large number of police personnel have been deployed in the area and senior officials rushed to the spot.

The Superintendent of Police, Hardeep Singh Doon, said a case has been lodged against 19 people under different sections of the IPC and they have been arrested.


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