UP: Gurudwara watchman hits girl selling rakhis; communal clash begins
A day before Raksha Bandhan, tension prevailed between the Hindu and Sikh communities outside a Gurudwara in UP's Shahjahanpur district. A 14-year-old girl named Priyanka was putting up a cart to sell 'rakhis' outside a Gurudwara in Banda area of the district, which was objected by the watchman of the Gurudwara. The watchman also hit the girl with a stick on her leg.
Vehicles damaged in stone pelting; three people detained
As the news of the incident spread, Hindus and Sikhs reached Banda area and there was stone pelting by both the sides, the police said. "One police vehicle and two other vehicles have been damaged due to stone pelting. Three persons have been detained in this connection," Sub-divisional Magistrate, Satyapriye Singh, said. A large police force has been deployed in the area.
Situation under control but taking preventive measures: SP
Superintendent of Police of Shahjahanpur, S Chinnappa, said, "Currently, the situation is under control, and heavy police deployment has been made in the area. Senior officials of the police and district administration are present at the spot."