Communal Tension in Jalalabad Town of Uttar Pradesh

Published: 13th August 2015 10:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2015 10:52 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SHAHJAHANPUR (UP): A day after protests were held over teasing of a minor girl allegedly by two youths in Jalalabad town of the district, cousin of one of the accused was shot at by some unidentified men.

Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said that the cousin brother of an accused was shot at by some persons from the other community.

He said that the youth, who sustained bullet injury on his back, has been admitted to a hospital and the matter was being investigated.

The police officer said that Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) continues to be deployed in the area.

Yesterday, protests were witnessed in the town after the girl was allegedly teased and assaulted by two youths of a community. One of the accused was arrested and PAC was deployed in the area.

The youths teased the girl, and later, when they failed to molest her they tore her cloths, police said.

Agitated over the incident, members of a community assembled at Khandahar police outpost and held protest.

The protestors also alleged that a police officer assaulted a youth of the agitating community, after which they blocked Bareilly-Kanpur highway.

Later, senior district administration officials and police officers reached the spot and pacified protesters.

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