Communal tension in Pilibhit, over a dozen injured

Pilibhit: Tension prevailed in the Bisalpur area of the district Monday following a communal clash over a petty dispute that left over a dozen people injured, police said.

The incident took place when two youths of different communities had an altercation over distribution of LPG cylinder after which groups of both the communities clashed, they said.

Later, when one group went to lodge an FIR at Bisalpur police station, the other one also reached there and attacked them with swords and sticks injuring over a dozen, the police said.

A large number of force has been deployed in the area, they said, adding, senior officers are reaching the spot to control the situation.