Communal tension grips UP village
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 19:19
Bijnor: Communal tension gripped a village near here after five members of family were injured and their house was set on fire following a petty dispute between two youths belonging to different communities, police said.

According to police, Dillu's cycle allegedly hit a youth Jai Chand last evening in nearby village of Dara Nagar Ganj, resulting in altercation and exchange of blows between the two. Dillu's father Dawood, however, intervened and managed to pacify them.

But after some time, Dillu along with some of his friends reached the house of Jai Chand and attacked the latter's family with hockey sticks, injuring five persons including two women, police said, adding the attackers later set Chand's house on fire.

ASP Anil Misra and Kotwali in-charge Inspector Rajiv Gautam reached the spot with police force. One of the accused was arrested and search was on to nab the others, police said.

Police force have been deployed in the communally tense village, they added.


First Published: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 19:19

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