Hyderabad: Last month’s violent clashes in the communally sensitive Bhainsa town in Nirmal district caused a loss of approximately Rs 3.09 crore, according to a revenue department report.
Stones were pelted during the clashes which began as a petty quarrel between groups of people from two communities on the night of January 12. Police and security forces were later deployed in large numbers to bring the situation under control.
Eleven houses were burned down and 23 houses were partially burned, causing a loss of Rs 1.46 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively, the report said.
A loss of Rs 4.17 lakh was incurred due to damages to seven houses while a staggering Rs 43.37 lakh was looted, which includes 35.5 tolas of gold.
According to the report 40 vehicles were torched, 29 two-wheelers totally (Rs 10 lakh) and six two-wheelers partially (Rs 88,000).
Youngsters riding motorcycles without silencers clashed with local residents in the Korva Galli locality at about 10 pm and the unrest continued until late into the night. The clashes spread to other localities even as police tried to control the violence by firing tear gas shells.
While media reports said 11 persons including three police officers were injured, the revenue report stated that three persons were injured....