Mumbai: At least two people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday in violence that erupted at a protest meeting in Mumbai organised to decry the Assam violence, triggering arson and attack on the mediapersons and cops.
The protest meeting was at Azad Maidan in Mumbai but it turned violent in the afternoon and police had to fire in the air and resort to lathicharge to control the mob.
A Mumbai police official told IBNS that two died in the violence but their identities were yet to be known.
He said several injured, including many cops, were in different hospitals.
Police are still verifying what exactly killed the two protesters and what was the reason that the crowds got agitated.
Large number of protesters assembled at the venue on Saturday following a call by an organization called Raza Academy to denounce the ongoing Assam violence.
However, the protest meeting turned violent at around 3:30 pm leading to attacks on vehicles.
Several vehicles, including media vans, were damaged.