Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Victory Celebrations Marred by Chaos, Lathicharge

Kolkata Knight Riders celebrated their second IPL win in three seasons at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday. The happy event was marred by poor organisation as more than 100,000 fans turned up to see Shah Rukh Khan and the KKR boys.

updated: June 06, 2014 13:38 IST
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Kolkata: A stampede-like situation erupted on the fringes of the Eden Gardens here as die-hard fans of Indian Premier League winner Kolkata Knight Riders clambered over police barricades to gain entry into the arena for the team's felicitation ceremony.

Though entry was made free, passes distributed were far less. This resulted in utter chaos with KKR followers breaking through the barriers and running wildly through them, bypassing the police cover to clinch a seat in the stadium.

Several women and children were injured or left behind in the rush.

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