4 folks had been injured – one critically so – after members of two communities clashed in Maharashtra’s Satara district on Sunday night time. Stone-pelting and incidents of arson had been triggered by an “objectionable” social media publish, police stated Monday.
The violence happened within the Pusesawali village in Khatao tehsil of Satara district at 9.30 PM on Sunday, following which web companies within the space had been suspended as a precautionary measure. One video of the violence exhibits a gaggle of individuals operating down a busy avenue; they appear to be fleeing from one thing.
The video then pans again to indicate the remainder of the road – alongside which outlets and eateries are nonetheless open – and a police jeep.
Authorities, who’ve warned in opposition to believing or spreading rumours on social media, additionally stated some homes had been broken.
A second video exhibits folks operating down a aspect avenue as what appears to be a constructing is on hearth.
Different movies – from Monday morning – present charred and empty streets divided by police barricades and safety forces strolling round. One additionally exhibits a Sports activities Utility Automobile with its rear window shattered and a two-wheeler that had been set on hearth.
Police response was immediate and the scenario is now underneath management, authorities stated, including that there’s now heavy safety presence and a few people had been detained.