Tension prevailed in Uttar Pradesh’s communally sensitive Bijnore district after four members of a community were killed in a violent clash over an eve teasing incident on Friday.
At least a dozen people sustained injuries and were admitted to hospital, according to the police.
Enraged over the killing, an angry mob torched some houses and indulged in stone pelting, besides blocking traffic on NH 119 with the bodies, sources added.
Two police personnel, including an inspector, were suspended and a probe was ordered.
Officials said trouble started when some youths reportedly passed lewd comments at a girl, belonging to another community, when she was on her way to school at Peda village in the district. Later, the youths attacked the girl’s family when they voiced protests against the eve teasing.
Bijnore is near Muzaffarnagar, which was rocked by large-scale communal riots in 2013.