Violence in Uttar Pradesh town, tension prevails as students beaten up
MUZAFFARNAGAR: Tension prevailed after four students
from a community were beaten up by a group of people in Jat colony, sparking
protests. The trouble started when the four youths had gone for tuition classes
in the colony last evening. A group of people allegedly attacked them claiming
that they were indulging in eve-teasing, police said.
The boys were rescued by the police and were admitted
to hospital. Irate protesters laid a siege at a police station demanding action
against those who had beaten up the boys. Police have registered a case against
150 people for the violence and named three of them.
Superintendent of Police Sarvan Kumar said on Saturday
that some people tried to block the road at Meenakshi Chowk last evening but
additional forces were rushed and the situation brought under control.
Security has been tightened and paramilitary personnel
have been deployed in sensitive areas in Muzaffarnagar. The western Uttar
Pradesh district has witnessed a string of communal incidents since the riots
in September last year that left over 60 people dead and hundreds of others