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12 arrested for violence in Kolkata football match

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Kolkata, Aug 24 (ANI): Kolkata police on Monday arrested 12 people in connection with Sunday's violence during a football match.

The violence erupted after an irate mob set a premier resort on the outskirts of the city on fire on Sunday evening.

According to sources the team that lost the match picked up a fight with the referee. Soon, some trouble mongers stormed the ground, threw bombs and even opened fire, killing one boy.

Police said problem started after the loosing team suddenly attacked the winners with bombs and guns.

"One person was killed and over 15 were injured in the clash. The injured were hospitalised. At least 30 cottages have been burnt and 10 fire tenders are trying to control the blaze," Deputy Inspector General of Presidency Range, S N Gupta said.

The hooligans then fled to the Vedic Village - a luxury tourist resort next door. Locals chased them and set some buildings on fire.(ANI)

Story first published: Monday, August 24, 2009, 17:49 [IST]
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