Fresh communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, three beaten to death
A month after 60 people died due to communal tension in Muzaffarnagar, fresh communal violence broke out in this region of Uttar Pradesh, claiming at least three lives.
Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor
Muzaffarnagar: A month after 60 people died due to communal tension in Muzaffarnagar, fresh communal violence broke out in this region of Uttar Pradesh, claiming at least three lives.
According to reports, the three victims were beaten to death when the members of two communities in Muhammadpurraisingh village in Budhana area clashed with each other. The victims are among those who were displaced after the communal clashes and were staying in the refugee camps, sources said.
One person who was critically injured in the clash has been rushed to Muzaffarnagar district hospital, police said.
After the fresh violence, several police officials have been rushed to the spot and the security has been heightened in the region. The police said that the efforts are on to nab the accused.
Muhammadpurraisingh village was one of the places which were affected by the last months riots.
The last month`s riots which displaced around 45,000 people, are still living in the relief camps. Out of fear of losing their lives, many of them have refused to go back to their villages.
The investigation is on into the Muzaffarnagar communal riots and so far three MLAs and several others have been booked for inciting the violence.