One dies as communities clash over toilet construction in UP village

 Omprakash, who owns a field adjoining a mosque, protested when members of another community constructed a toilet near the mosque.

Published: 05th November 2017 12:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2017 12:58 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

ALIGARH: One person was killed and seven others were injured in a clash between members of two communities at Khurrampur village over construction of a toilet, the police said today.

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident that took place yesterday, SSP Rajesh Pandey said.

Giving details, police said Omprakash, who owns a field adjoining a mosque, protested when members of another community constructed a toilet near the mosque.

The matter was taken to court and the verdict was in favour of Omprakash.

Armed with the court order, Omprakash and his associates arrived on the spot to demolish the structure without informing the police leading to the clash in which fire arms were also used.

18-year-old Haseen Khan was killed in the clash. Among the seven injured, the condition of Omprakash and Ramveer is stated to be serious.

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