Added on : 2023-05-14 12:16:39
“One person was killed and eight others were injured. Those injured included two policemen who were hurt when the rioters pelted stones," news agency PTI quoted Superintendent of Police (SP) Sandip Ghuge as saying. Ghuge added that clashes broke out between two groups after an ‘offensive’ religious post went viral on a social media platform.
The chaos prompted the administration to issue prohibitory order under Section 144 of CrPC. “Following the violent clashes Section 144 has been imposed in the city," Akola Collector Neema Arora said.