Murder of Muslim youth sparks violence in Uttar Pradesh town

October 29th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Oct 29 (IANS) Murder of a Muslim youth sparked off violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bhadohi town as agitated mobs indulged in arson and hurled crude bombs at a police station, a police official said Wednesday.”Agitated over the death of a 17-year-old boy Haider, the locals late Tuesday night attacked the Kotwali police station, setting police jeeps and a private bus on fire,” Additional Superintendent of Police D. Singh told IANS over the phone.

Seven policemen were injured in the violence, he added.

Haider had sustained “internal injuries” in a clash between two groups of different communities in Daropur locality in Bhadohi Sunday and died Tuesday night, police said.

Bhadohi town is around 300 km from the state capital Lucknow.

“Four people, who are at large, have been booked in connection with the murder while cases have been registered against 30 others for attacking the police,” police inspector R.K. Singh told IANS.

“The situation is still tense in Bhadohi. Sensing trouble, additional security has been deployed in the district,” said the additional superintendent of police.

Senior Uttar Pradesh police officials have arrived in the town to review the situation, he added.

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