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Curfew in Haryana town after communal violence

IANS 08 Jun 2014, 17:55:34 IST
Gurgaon: A curfew was imposed in a Haryana town Sunday following tension between two communities after a road accident, police said.

Violence erupted Sunday morning in Tauru town, some 40 km from Gurgaon city, after a truck mowed down two men on a bike, killing one of them on the spot, police said.

Tension gripped the Meo (Muslim) dominated area in Mewat district after the accident.

"Danveer Singh, 22, died on the spot while the other was critically injured," a senior police officer told IANS.

"The driver and helper of the truck, from Meo community, were badly thrashed by the mob. A rumour spread that duo were beaten to death and people from a community started looting shops in the main market," he said.

The markets were closed after the violence. Most of the access routes to Tauru from Mewat were blocked by the people from a community.