Chandigarh: The death toll in the communal violence that sparked off over an attempt to stop a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) procession in the Nuh district of Haryana rose to five. Curfew was enforced in the Nuh district.
Two home guards were shot dead during the communal violence. Twenty-three persons, including 10 policemen were injured and at least 120 vehicles were damaged. Out of them, around 50 vehicles, including eight belonging to the police, were burnt down.
Eleven FIRs have been lodged and 27 persons have been detained in connection with communal violence.
Flag marches are being carried out in Nuh. Mobile internet services will remain suspended in the Nuh district till 2 August. In adjoining Gurugram district a mosque was torched and fired at. During this incident, one person was killed and another was injured.
With this, the death toll has gone up to five. Four persons including two home guards were killed in Nuh, and one person was killed in Gurugram. As a precautionary measure, the Gurigram district administration ordered the closure of all schools, colleges, and educational institutes on Tuesday.
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij alleged a conspiracy behind the violence. The Haryana government has sought 20 companies of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) from the Centre for a week to maintain the law and order situation in the Nuh district.