Gurugram, August 1
Fresh violence was witnessed in Gurugram as meat shops were attacked in Badhshahpur on Tuesday. Also, at least four eateries and scrap shops were set ablaze by a group of men in Sector 66. More than 200 men in different vehicles carrying petrol bottles set them on fire. Communal violence also spilled to Palwal and over 25-30 shanties were torched.
Meanwhile, a religious group has announced a nation-wide protest on Wednesday against the Nuh clashes.
Earlier today, a mob attacked a religious place in Gurugram and killed a person, taking the toll in the violence that erupted over an attempt to stop a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession in Nuh district to five, police said.
In Gurugram's Sector 57 area, the 26-year-old man was killed and a religious place set ablaze as the violence spread from neighbouring Nuh, the police said.
The mob opened fire in which two people were injured. One of them died during treatment, a senior officer said.
According to the police, the mob reached the religious place in Sector 57 after midnight. Some people in the crowd opened fire at the people present there and also set it ablaze.
Security has been tightened at all religious places following the Nuh violence and the attack on the Gurugram mosque, the police said.
Mobile internet services were suspended in Nuh and Faridabad up to Wednesday. Educational institutes were ordered to remain shut on Tuesday in Gurugram, Faridabad and Palwal districts as a precautionary measure.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said "strictest action" will be taken against those responsible for the incident.
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