Group clash: SP loses eye in communal violence in Bhopal

An IPS officer was seriously injured when two communities clashed in Itwara in Old Bhopal on Tuesday. SP Bhopal North Abhay Singh was hit with a stone in his right eye.

Doctors said that his eye was damaged and he was taken to Chennai. But there are little hopes that his vision would be back.

Many people were injured and vehicles were torched by a mob that attacked houses and resorted to arson after a minor incident.

Over 1,500 policemen were deployed in the area. The situation was tense but under control. Peace was restored after police crackdown on rioters. Cases were registered against the rioters for targeting police vehicles and attacking personnel.

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