West Delhi clashes leave five policemen and fourteen others injured
New Delhi: Tilak Vihar colony in West Delhi area witnessed an altercation that left nineteen people, including five policemen, injured when two groups clashed over a motorcycle accident on Thursday.
A police official said that the incident took place at 5.30 pm when a motorcycle rider knocked down a boy, who was flying a kite on the road. Both of them entered into a heated argument.
Soon people joined in the argument that further escalated to a dispute.
Eyewitnesses disclosed that when the police reached the spot, two groups had already been formed. The groups resorted to stone pelting and burnt down three police vehicles.
Additional Commissioner of Police (West) V Renganathan said that the police had to use water cannon and tear gas shells to control the mob. 19 people including five policemen have been injured in the clashes. They are being treated in a nearby hospital.
Police reports claimed that an unknown person had opened fire and the bullets from the gun hit three people who were among the 19 injured. Police, have however, refuted these claims.
A police official reported the situation under control.
A large police contingent had to be deployed in the area to prevent the tension from being more tense and serious.