Mainpuri: Tension erupted in Alipur Khera town in Bhogaon area of the district today when members of two communities clashed and set some shops on fire, police said.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Srikant Singh said that tension started after a girl and a boy belonging to two different communities were allegedly found in a compromising situation in a shop.
Some local residents, however, claimed that the girl was dragged inside the shop and raped while she had gone there for mobile recharge.
As the news spread, a mob assembled and set the shop and some other kisoks on fire. The SP, District Magistrate and the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, along with a large posse of police personnel, rushed to the site to control the situation, but the agitated mob pelted bricks and stones at their vehicles and tried to set them ablaze.
The SDM`s vehicle was damaged and a station officer was injured in stone pelting. District Magistrate Govindraju NS said that the SDM`s vehicle was damaged and he, along with the SP, are on the spot and monitoring the situation.
He said that the situation was under control. The girl and the boy were absconding. There were reports of firing on police, but it was denied by the SP.