Bareilly: A clash on Tuesday broke out between members of two groups allegedly over appointment of an Imam of a mosque in Kutubkhana area here, police said.
Additional Superintendent of Police Rajiv Malhotra said that a student was sodomised by the Imam of the mosque on Monday after which he was arrested.
He said another Imam was appointed in the place of the accused, which resulted in a clash as he belonged to another sect.
The two groups indulged in brick-batting which led to chaos in the area and the market remain closed, the ASP said.
Heavy police force was deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident.