Darbars, bharwads clash; two dead

  • By TOI
  • | Friday | 14th July, 2017

When they reached Gopaldham temple near Halvad Marketing Yard, a group of bharwads allegedly pelted stones at them. RAJKOT: Dhrangadhra town of Surendranagar district was on the boil on Thursday after bitter clashes broke out between the darbars (kshatriya community) and bharwads (traditional cattle grazers), which left two persons dead and at least three injured. In the clashes, Rana Shiyal , 45, a resident of Go lasan village near Halvad, died. The darbars regrouped and violence broke out near the temple where nearly 25-30 vehicles were vandalized and set ablaze, police said. Situation is under control but very tense," Meghani said.Morbi police was rushed to Halvad and the situation was brought under control.

RAJKOT: Dhrangadhra town of Surendranagar district was on the boil on Thursday after bitter clashes broke out between the darbars (kshatriya community) and bharwads (traditional cattle grazers), which left two persons dead and at least three injured.

Tension was simmering between the communities after the murder of Indrasinh Zala, former Dhrangadhra civic body chief who was out on parole in the murder case of history sheeter Popat Bharwad on Friday last week.Trouble first broke out in Halvad town in the evening when a group of darbars were on their way to Dhrangadhra to attend the condolence meeting of Zala.

When they reached Gopaldham temple near Halvad Marketing Yard, a group of bharwads allegedly pelted stones at them.

The darbars regrouped and violence broke out near the temple where nearly 25-30 vehicles were vandalized and set ablaze, police said.

In the clashes, Rana Shiyal , 45, a resident of Go lasan village near Halvad, died.


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