Indefinite Curfew clamped in Sanga Reddy

Indefinite Curfew clamped in Sanga Reddy

Indefinite curfew had been clamped in Sanga Reddy town of Medak District following a communal violence resulting in largescale looting and arson with 20 people injured late last night.

Communal violence broke out in Sangareddy town of Andhra Pradesh, forcing the police to clamp indefinite curfew. Twenty people were injured and several shops were set afire in the large scale violence late on Thursday night in Sangareddy town of Medak district, about 70 km from here.

The violence broke out on Thursday night when a youth allegedly posted on Facebook a provocative photograph of a place of worship. Even as a group of people was staging a protest outside police station demanding his arrest, a mob started attacks on shops and vehicles at Old Bus Stand.

The police on Friday said the situation was peaceful but tense. A police officer said patrolling has been intensified in the sensitive areas and the curfew was continuing as a precautionary measure.