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Community clash claims one Wednesday, October 17, 2001
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: A young boy died of injuries on Tuesday morning following clashes between two groups of different communities at Naroda on Monday night. The cause of this riot appeared to be cable business which had reportedly been monopolised by the Bharvads. Several complaints and counter complaints had been lodged earlier at the Naroda police station between the two parties.
Kaushik Dhirubhai Desai (25) succumbed to injuries at the civil hospital on Tuesday morning after being fatally hit with pipes, hockey sticks and swords when a riot broke out around midnight in the Thakkarbapanagar area after one group lodged a complaint with the police against the other.
After this, another complaint was lodged by Arjan Virji Patel at the Naroda police station charging about nine persons of having attacked them for lodging a case against them at the police station on the grounds that they had been threatened by the rival group.
Offences of murder and rioting have been registered against Manjuben Bharvad, Haklo Bharvad, Manu Jeram Patel, Raviraj Praful Thaker and five others after Kaushik died of injuries around 10 am on Tuesday. The immediate provocation was that Arjan's son Vinod had lodged a complaint against Baldev Bharvad around 9 pm the same day, of having threatened him. Vinod and his friends were attacked with swords, pipes and hockey sticks outside the Raghubharvad ni chaali in Thakkarbapanagar around midnight by Bharvad's men.
Around the same time Kokila Ravjibhai Bharvad also lodged a complaint against Vinod and his friends of having ransacked her place. Police sources said that the tension between the groups goes back to over a week when a case was lodged against Baldev Bharvad who runs a cable business. "Vinod was the witness in this case which annoyed Bharvad to no end and he had allegedly threatened him", said police station sources.
Country-made revolver seized
The Kalupur police on Tuesday arrested one Akbarali Usmanali Saiyed, who stays in Babubhai ni chaali in Kalupur, with a country-made revolver.
News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]