Protestors set fire to around 100 shops and 80 vehicles.
The clash between two groups reportedly broke out as the water connection to a religious place was disconnected in Motikaranja. At least 10 policemen were injured, including Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Govardhan Kolekar and in-charge of Kranti Chowk police station, Inspector Shrikant Paropkari, police sources said.
Police also imposed Section 144 and snapped the internet services in the city to prevent spread of further violence.
Aurangabad CP Milind Bharambe said, "I appeal to the citizens to maintain peace, do not take law in your own hands". Later, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi took to his twitter and said that CM Devendra Fadnavis should order a probe especially a role of "Racchu Pahelwan". It quoted an unidentified police official as saying that an independent corporator was responsible for instigating the violence.
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Tension was brewing in Moti Karanja area over the last few days as the municipal corporation was carrying out a drive against illegal water connections. Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil termed the loss of two lives as "very unfortunate". In certain pockets, police resorted to lathi-charge and lobbing tear gas shells to control the crowd.
Shahganj, Nawabpura, Rajabazaar and Angribaug were the areas that faced the worst of the violence, but have been calmed down for now.
The state deployed components of the State Reserve police, Indian Reserve Battalion in your metropolis, besides rushing compels from neighboring Beed and also Jalna to keep up peace. "Seven companies of State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and one company of riot control police have now been deployed there", Bharambe said. Mr. Bansile's shop was among those torched by the rioters and he could not escape as he was disabled. Several parts city witnessed youths from two groups taking to streets and attacking each other with some pelting stones.
The police said they have taken control of the situation in the city in the Marathwada region, 350 km from Mumbai.