The highly Volatile Muzaffarnagar again engulfed in communal flare when 3 youth were killed during an Inter-community clash on October 30 evening. Muzaffarnagar District Magistrate Kaushal Raj has confirmed the incident.
The three victims aged 20, 21, and 22, were beaten to death while another was injured in clashes between members of two communities in Muhammadpur Raisingh village of Bhorakalan police area of Muzaffarnagar district. According to reports, the victims were among those staying in relief camps after the riots.
According to preliminary reports, a retired soldier was working in his field when a group of youth attacked him. When he raised an alarm, his fellow villagers rushed to his rescue.
In the gun-battle that ensued between the two village communities, 3 people were reportedly killed.
The Retired Soldier is a resident of Mohammadpur Raisingh village, while the deceased are natives of Hussainpur Kalan village.
The district magistrate and SSP have rushed to the venue of the incident. The administration has sounded an alert in the entire district. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukul Goel said that the situation was “tense but under control”.
The incident is widely seen as repercussion of the violence in September which left more than 43,000 people were rendered homeless. Many of them are still living in Relief Camps and have refused to go back home, which increases chances of revenge attacks in future.