While the rest of the City slept, Musheerabad in Secunderabad kept awake following violence.
A sudden flare up of group clashes late last night born out of a seemingly minor issue engulfed Musheerabad in Secunderabad. Coincidentally, a couple of more incidents took place that fuelled the fire. At least 10 people were injured and several vehicles, including three RTC buses, were torched by angry mobs before the police under the direct supervision of the commissioner of police Anurag Sharma, tamed the situation though tension still prevails and prohibitory orders have been clamped.
The whole trouble stemmed from an incident where some cattle brought for slaughter on the eve of Bakrid jumped their captivity and entered the nearby basti, creating a scare and causing damage to some property. Enraged residents came out and attacked three cattle sellers which drew a counter attack from another group. Soon, the trouble developed into a free-for-all and stone throwing began in which passers-by and vehicles were indiscriminately targeted. The anti-riot police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control though sporadic attacks continued.
Soon, anti-social elements stepped in and in Bholakpur locality of Musheerabad gangs indulged in provocative slogan shouting and uttering profanities.This led to another uprising of group clashes. Similar development was reported from Nallakunta and Mangalhat areas of the same locality.
At Nallakunta, a place of worship was attacked. In yet another incident, a sudden protest procession that was cobbled up in a rush and was about to be taken out and would have led to a major flare up.
As the situation seemed to be getting out of control, the commissioner of police rushed to the spot and led the police team to contain violence before it spread to more areas.
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