MEERUT: Communal violence left UP bloodied again on Saturday, with three being killed and several injured in a clash between Sikhs and Muslims in Saharanpur. Curfew was clamped and shoot-at-sight orders given against rioters.
The communities, who clashed over construction on a disputed plot, fought with firearms, swords and stones and torched shops and vehicles. One of the deceased, Sanjeev Kochar, died of bullet injuries. The second victim was identified only as Arif, while there was no confirmation of the third’s identity. A constable and a home guard sustained serious injuries and are in critical condition.
This is the latest in a series of communal clashes in UP and comes close to a year after the Muzaffarnagar riots.