Stone pelting on Shiva’s ride in Kheda, Gujarat | 9 injured including 5 policemen, more than a dozen miscreants detained

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Miscreants throwing stones from the mosque at the Shiva procession in Thasra city.  - Dainik Bhaskar

Miscreants throwing stones from the mosque at the Shiva procession in Thasra city.

An incident of stone pelting has come to light during the ride of Lord Shiva in Thasara taluka of Kheda district of Gujarat. The situation worsened in Thasara on Friday evening when people from other communities started pelting stones at the devotees who were taking out the procession. After this both the communities came face to face.

Stone pelting started from the roof of the mosque during Shiv procession.

Stone pelting started from the roof of the mosque during Shiv procession.

9 people injured in stone pelting
9 people including 5 policemen have been injured in stone pelting, who have been admitted to a private hospital. As soon as information about stone pelting was received, heavy police force reached the spot. In this case, the police have detained about a dozen people from both the communities. The search for other accused is going on after examining the CCTV footage.

After the stampede due to stone pelting, shoes and slippers were scattered in the streets.

After the stampede due to stone pelting, shoes and slippers were scattered in the streets.

Stone pelting from the roof of a religious place
Some videos of this incident have also surfaced, in which it can be seen that people of a community are standing above the religious place and throwing stones. After this, stone pelting starts from both sides. Stones can also be seen lying in the streets. The circumstances leading to stampede due to stone pelting can also be clearly seen in the video.

Stampede broke out after stone pelting.

Stampede broke out after stone pelting.

Heavy police force deployed on the spot
Police also took out flag march in sensitive areas. Apart from this, the police has also increased patrolling. Police is investigating who instigated the miscreants to pelt stones? Where did the stones come from? Was there already preparation for this incident? Heavy police force has been deployed on the spot. At present the situation is under control.

The street near the old bus stand of Thasra city, where this stone pelting took place.

The street near the old bus stand of Thasra city, where this stone pelting took place.

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