Communal tension grips UP village

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.

PTI



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

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