Clashes broke out between two groups on Friday night when the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation cut water connection at one of the religious places, owing to non-payment of bills. To stop rumor mongering, the police has also suspended internet services. "Some anti-social elements indulged in setting ablaze shops and vehicles in the locality", Bharambe told the media.
Aurangabad Police Commissioner Milind Bharambe said that there were just two rounds of violence, one Friday day followed a second on Saturday, but " now the circumstance is still under control". Police had to resort to teargas shelling to contain the situation.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been apprised of the matter Minister of State for house Deepak Kesarkar is hurrying to Aurangabad to accept stock of the scenario, an official stated in Mumbai. While a 17 year old boy died in the riots, an elderly man died in blast of a cooking gas cylinder in his shop which was attacked by rioters, the police have said. He also said that two people had lost their lives and several have been injured, adding that many police officials had been injured during the clashes, according to an ABP News report.
Aurangabad: Two people died in clashes that ensued between two groups in Maharashtra's Aurangabad city. There has been no permanent Police Commissioner in the city for past two months, which was also the reason that violence ran rampant and couldn't be controlled in time.
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"The police are now identifying the culprits who are behind the violence and strict action will be taken against the persons responsible for the violence", Fadnavis said.
While the first round of clashes took place over an illegal water tap connection, the cause for the subsequent rioting was not immediately known.
Meanwhile, units of Indian Reserve Batallion (IRB) and companies of State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) has been deployed in the Aurangabad city and neighbouring areas.
In wake of the clash, Asaduddin Owaisi, President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen said his party will provide all the necessary aid. If one group is pelting stones, the other group is requested to keep calm not respond, the police is doing its legal duty.