BHOPAL: Curfew was imposed in Raisen, 50 km from here, on Friday after seven persons were injured in clashes between members of two communities and at least eight shops and 20 two-wheelers were burnt by an angry mob.
According to police, the violence erupted after a youth was beaten up by members of another community over harassing a girl. The relatives of the girl attacked the youth, leading to tension between the two communities. The mob set some shops on fire and pelted stones on houses of people belonging to the other community, a police official said.
In the ensuing violence, seven persons were injured. “It was a dispute between two families over a minor issue that turned into a communal clash. Senior officials have instructed us to keep the situation under control,” a police official said.
Additional Superintendent of Police Mukesh Vaidya, said, “We had to open fire into the air as the situation went out of control. So far, 33 people have been arrested. The situation is now under control.”