Three persons killed, 12 injured in communal clash in Bijnore

Three persons were killed and  at least 12 injured in a clash between two communities  here after a school girl was allegedly harassed by some  persons.

Published: 16th September 2016 05:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2016 05:38 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BIJNORE: Three persons were killed and  at least 12 injured today in a clash between two communities  here after a school girl was allegedly harassed by some  persons, police said. 

The incident in Peda village took place at around 8.15  AM, with the groups of the two communities hurling stones at  each other, police said, adding there was even firing between  the clashing groups.  Three persons, aged between 27 and 30, were killed in the  clash while at least 12 others were injured. Five seriously  injured were taken to Meerut for treatment. 

According to police, the girl was on her way to school  when she was allegedly harassed by some youth belonging to  another community. 

A passerby objected to this act but he was beaten up by  the accused, police said. 

He then told some persons about the incident and soon a  clash started, police said. There were reports of arson also. 

Heavy police force has been deployed in the area in view  of the incident. 

DGP S Javeed Ahmed said the situation was under control  and ADG (Law and Order) was at the spot, monitoring the  developments.

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