On Saturday evening, a violent clash erupted between two groups over a minor dispute in Maharashtra’s Akola, killing one person and injuring at least ten others, according to police. A video purportedly showed members of the two groups pelting stones at each other, damaging vehicles, and creating a ruckus on the streets.
However, officials said that the situation is under control now. The incident prompted the administration to issue a prohibitory order under Section 144 of the CrPC. “Following the violent clashes, Section 144 has been imposed in the city,” Akola Collector Neema Arora said.
According to the police, the violent mob has damaged some vehicles. Reportedly, a large crowd marched on the Old City police station after a violent incident arose after a minor dispute.
The violent mob targeted some vehicles in the area, and the police have started using force to bring the situation under control, official sources said. Akola SP Sandeep Ghuge said that the situation is currently under control. “A Section 144 Prohibition Order has been imposed in Akola City on the order of the District Collector,” he said.
This is the second such incident reported in Akola. A few days ago, there was a violent clash between two groups in the Shankar Nagar locality of the Akot File area.