Two people have been killed and around 90 people, including some policemen, injured after clashes broke out between members of two communities at Dhule in north Maharashtra, official sources said.
The violence started after a fight broke out at a street food stall and soon spread to Machibazar and Madhavpura areas of the city, they said, adding police used water cannons to disperse the mob.
Guardian minister for Dhule district Suresh Shetty said around 50 people including some policemen were injured in the clashes. The situation there is tense but under control.
When contacted, Shiv Sena MLA from Dhule Sharad Patil told PTI that a police sub-inspector and an assistant police inspector were among those injured.
35-year-old man Kailash Waghare was seriously injured in the incident after being hit by a bullet and admitted to a local hospital, he said.
(With inputs from PTI