18 injured in communal clash in Uttar Pradesh

At least 18 persons were injured in a communal clash at Veerpura Bazar in Fatanpur area here, police said today.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 02, 2016, 17:32 PM IST

Pratapgarh (UP): At least 18 persons were injured in a communal clash at Veerpura Bazar in Fatanpur area here, police said today.

The incident took place late last night when members of two communities clashed during a fair over some dispute involving their children, they said.

Both the factions resorted to brick batting, firing and tried to torch huts, resulting in injuries to over 18 persons, Superintendent of Police S P Verma said.

Police is probing the matter and elaborate force has been deployed in the area to check any untoward incident, he said