Communal clash in U.P. over Durga idol

Communal clash in U.P. over Durga idol

Communal clash in U.P. over Durga idolSix policemen were injured when they tried to intervene in a clash between members of two communities over installing a Durga idol in the Sisaye Salon locality here, police said on Thursday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday when some people tried to install the idol of Goddess Durga in the Risiya police station area without permission of the authorities concerned, Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Ravindra Kumar Singh said.

People from the other community objected to it, leading to a clash. The members from the Hindu and Muslim communities indulged in brick-batting, he said.

The clashing groups also attacked the police team rushed there to control the situation. Six police personnel, two sub-inspectors and four constables, were injured in the incident, the ASP said. Police have registered cases against 290 people of the two communities, naming 40 of them. Fifteen of them have been arrested, he said.

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