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Communal violence triggered in Rohtak over Godman's bid to open ashram

Ani
Violence continued to haunt streets of Rohtak on Sunday where scores of police personnel and locals got injured as they scuffled over removal of a religious sect. Two people were killed while 114 people, including 61 policemen, were injured as the police opened fire and resorted to baton charge to disperse the mob that went on the rampage and torched several vehicles while protesting. The crowds, mostly of activists from the Arya Samaj sect, were protesting against the opening of the Satlok Ashram headed by godman Rampal at Karontha village. Nearly 10,000 supporters of Rampal had gathered inside the ashram complex to respond to any attack on the premises.