Dalit locality attacked in UP district, 13 injured

According to reports, trouble began in Gehmar police circle when some people were playing vulgar songs on the loudspeaker, mounted atop a tractor, and did not stop when asked.

Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh): A Dalit locality was attacked by people from a particular community on Thursday afternoon, in which more than 13 persons were injured.

The condition of three is said to be critical. They are Zalim Ram (45), Balister (35) and Sugriv (40). The injured persons include women, children and senior citizens.

The police have registered an FIR against 21 persons, all of whom are now absconding.

According to reports, trouble began in Gehmar police circle when some people were playing vulgar songs on the loudspeaker, mounted atop a tractor, and did not stop when asked.

Persons from one community, armed with rods and sticks, attacked the Dalits and left several injured.

Station House Officer (SHO), Vimal Kumar Mishra said that on the complaint filed by the victims, the main accused are Haider, Tanveer and Mohd Ali and 18 others.

“We are raiding various places to arrest the accused,” he said.

Five persons have also been detained in connection with the incident.

PAC personnel have been deployed in the area to prevent fallout of the incident.

District magistrate Om Prakash Arya, SP Om Prakash Singh and other district officials visited the affected area and assured the people of their security.



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