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3 killed in police firing in Hyderabad – Curfew imposed; Tensions broke out after Sikh Nishan Sahib was burnt

May 14, 2014 | By

Nishan Sahib burnt in Hyderabad [May 14, 2014]

Nishan Sahib burnt in Hyderabad [May 14, 2014]

Hyderabad, India (May 14, 2014): According to a news information three people were killed when police opened fire in Hyderabad. The police opened fire in wake of clashes that broke out after Sikh religious flag “Nishan Sahib” was burnt in the Old City by some miscreants.

According to The Hindu at least 10 private vehicles were burnt in the violence while a video camera mounted vehicle of the Cyberabad Police was attacked even as police struggled to contain the clash which broke out around 5 a.m. Cyberabad Police Joint Commissioner Gangadhar was pelted with stones as he headed police teams moving in the area.

Tension escalated in other parts of Old City as unconfirmed reports said that a youngster was attacked. Even as he was shifted to hospital, heavy stone pelting from both Sikh and Muslim communities continued in the area.

Despite presence of police forces, the two groups started attacking properties. After lobbing tear gas shells, police opened fire on a mob resulting in the death of three persons who are yet to be identified.

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