One killed in communal clash in UP

One person was killed and several others, including police personnel, injured as members of two communities clashed in Saharanpur district, about 500 km from here, on Saturday night.

A police inspector was hit by a bullet while four cops sustained injuries in trying to control the situation, sources said. One youth was killed after being hit by a bullet.

According to the police sources, the trouble began after an incident of eve teasing at Rampur Maniharan locality in the district on Saturday evening.  A girl was returning home when two youths passed lewd comments. When the members of the other community objected, an altercation ensued.

The situation was defused after intervention of the elders. But a few hours later, members of the two communities clashed using firearms and pelted stones at each other.

Security personnel from the adjoining districts had been rushed to the spot to control the situation and the busy Delhi-Saharanpur highway had been closed for traffic as a precautionary measure, sources added.

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