ibnlive » India » Rajasthan

Rajasthan: Soccer game turns violent, curfew imposed in village

Press Trust of India
Aug 15, 2012 at 10:08pm IST

Jaipur: Curfew was on Wednesday imposed in a village under Sirohi district of Rajasthan after six persons were injured in a clash over a trivial issue that appeared to take a communal turn, police said.

Trouble broke out after a football match in Krishnganj village of Anadara town when local youths fought and soon the atmosphere got communally surcharged, they said.

"Curfew was imposed in view of escalating tension in the area in the evening," a police control room spokesman said.

Rajasthan: Game turns violent, curfew in village

Six persons were injured in a clash over a trivial issue that appeared to take a communal turn.

He said as the situation became tense the authorities imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC to restore law and order.

However, as tension mounted, they decided to clamp curfew to bring the situation under control.

IG, Jodhpur Range, DC Jain said the clash broke out between two groups of youngsters during a football match.

"Some local elements tried to give the clash a communal colour. Efforts are being made to control the situation," he said.

Additional DG Law and order Navdeep Singh said reinforcements have been rushed to the trouble-torn area amid reports of someone opening fire in the air and some others moving around carrying lethal weapons, he said.

Additional SP Sirohi, Shyam Singh said all the six injured have been hospitalised.

Latest

More from this section