Regional (M.P & C.G)

30 Injured in Hingot Festivities

Bhopal  —  Some 30 people sustained burns and other injuries as residents of the Gautampura and Runji villages indulged in the ritual ‘Hingot war’ observed the day after Diwali in Indore district, said media reports citing eyewitnesses.

Residents from the two villages hurl firecrackers at each other in what they consider a ‘throw-back’ to a war the two settlements fought in ancient times.

The local police said nearly a dozen people were injured in the festival that lasted nearly two hours on Sunday.

Hingot is observed on ‘Dhok Padwa’ – a day after Diwali.

The annual ritual derives its name ‘Hingot’ from pointed missiles created using the shell of a local fruit by the same name.

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