Lucknow: One person is killed and several others were injured after communal clashes erupted in Kasganj area of Etah, Uttar Pradesh on Friday, police said.
Trouble began in the town when some unidentified people hurled stones at a motorcycle rally taken out by volunteers of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on the Mathura-Bareilly highway.
According to sources, some people were also injured in the incident and a number of vehicles and shops were vandalised.
"The situation is under control. It seems the incident was not pre-planned but was spontaneous", Additional DG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said.
"The district magistrate, superintendent of police, and Rapid Action Force and PAC personnel are reaching the spot," he added.
"The troublemakers are being identified, and stringent action will be initiated against them. The district administration has been able to control the situation so far, but additional forces will be called to ensure that the situation does not worsen," he said.
The district administration has also imposed Section 144 of CrPC in the trouble-hit area, DM R P Singh said.
The injured person who later succumbed to bullet injuries has been identified as Sushil Gupta, a resident of Shivalaya, Railway Road in the town.
Two others who sustained serious injuries — Naushad and Prince — have been referred to Aligarh where the condition of the latter is stated to be very critical.
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