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A month after it was on the boil due to communal clashes, that left 62 dead, fresh violence erupted in Budhana area of Muzaffarnagar district after four persons were killed in the area on Wednesday night. Additional security forces have been deployed in the sensitive district and the neighbouring areas as tension prevails over the entire region.
Eight persons were arrested in connection with the latest round of violence and security was enhanced in the entire district where tension ran high, officials said.
The three victims were beaten to death while another was injured in clashes between members of two communities at Muhammadpurraisingh village, District Magistrate Kaushal Raj told sources.
Eight persons were arrested and efforts are on to apprehend others involved in tonight’s incident, the DM said.
Sources said the victims were among those people staying in relief camps after the recent riots.
The incident appeared to be a fallout of the communal tension in the region. Muhammadpur raisingh village was one of places affected by the riots last month.
In another incident, a land dispute between people from two villages, Hussainpur and Mohammedpur, over a shared agricultural land turned violent and lead to the death of three men. RAF has been deployed in Hussainpur.
Muzaffarnagar is still trying to overcome from the effects of the clashes that took place last month leaving 50 people dead and over 45,000 homeless.
Residents of Muhammadpurraisingh clashed with people belonging to Hussainpur village that led to the death of the three youths, according to sources.
Though the two villages are at a distance of a kilometre, their agricultural fields are situated nearby, the sources said, adding some people spread rumours that five persons were planning to attack members of a community residing at Muhammadpurraisingh village.
Senior police officials, including the SSP, were camping in the area to prevent any further untoward incident.
Source : Niti Central