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September 20, 2006 21:11 IST

Two persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and scores of people including security personnel injured as traders' bandh against the Municipal Corporation of Delhi sealing drive turned violent in many parts of the capital on Wednesday.

A seven-year-old boy and a man were killed and nearly 50 policemen, including the area Deputy Commissioner of Police Devesh Shrivastava, were injured in Seelampur locality of Northeast Delhi.

The area resembled a battle zone with irate protestors clashing with police and indulging in heavy stone-pelting throughout the day and security men resorting to firing, bursting teargas shells and baton charging to disperse them.

Image: Riot policemen surround a protestor as he lies on a stone covered road in Seelampur Colony of New Delhi during a strike call by traders protesting against the sealing of shops by municipal authorities.
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images