Four persons have been killed and several others have injured in
communal violence which erupted in this Maharashtra town near
Nagpur. Reports of communal violence have also been reported from
Diglur - a town near Nanded.
The deceased have been identified as
Yaseen Mohd Eido (70), Zafar Ab Karim (15), Yogesh (35) and Maruti
Violence in Aakot erupted on
Tuesday in the evening. Media reports say 25-30 houses have been set on fire by rioters.
Locals related the violence to an incident that occurred on
October 19 when four class IV students reportedly threw some
litters in a Dessehra mandal. Angered by the act some people beat
the kids and the matter was sorted out.
However, local Shiv Sena
MLS lodged a police compliant, following which police detained the
four kids but released them after some time.
The MLA was reportedly not satisfied
by the police action and he alleged the police of ignoring a "very
On Tuesday in the evening, following
some rumors of stone pelting on idol immersion procession, all of
sudden, angry mob started pelting stones and indulged in arson and
More than 60 persons have been taken
into custody for spreading violence.
In Diglur, a town of Nanded, also communal violence erupted and there
are reports of stone pelting on Jama Masjid mosque.
Four Muslim youths have been injured in the incident.
Situation in the area is still
tense. District SP P Virendra Mishra along with senior officers
are camping in the town. Extra force have been deployed to maintain
peace in the area.