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Clash over land leaves 2 dead in northern India

Clash between north Indian communities over land dispute leaves 2 dead, a dozen injured

Clash over land leaves 2 dead in northern India

NEW DELHI (AP) -- A land dispute triggered a violent clash between two communities in northern India on Saturday, leaving two people dead and a dozen injured.

Police fired rubber bullets to break up the groups, who hurled bricks and beat each other with fists. They also set fire to shops in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh state.

Press Trust of India quoted district commissioner Tanveer Zafar Ali as saying two people were killed and a police officer was in serious condition after being wounded by a bullet.

Police said the brawl began over a simmering land dispute, but did not immediately give further details.

Authorities imposed a night-time curfew and deployed more law enforcement officials to patrol Saharanpur, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of New Delhi.

Updated : 2021-05-15 01:52 GMT+08:00