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Agra: Communal violence erupts between two communities, Akram, Yusuf and others accused of attacking Dalit houses

Akram, Yusuf and many of their supporters are accused of firing bullets and throwing glass bottles at the houses of Dalits.

Communal tension erupted in Teela Nandram of Mantola area in Agra on Sunday night after violent clashes took place between the Dalit and the Muslim communities. The fight led to stone pelting and around half a dozen rounds of firing which resulted in many people getting injured. Heavy security was deployed to ward off further violence as communal tension continued till Monday.

As per reports, a Dalit boy named Pramod son of Jaini Prasad, had gone to bring a bucket of water from a nearby RO plant around 8 pm on Sunday. When he was returning, two Muslim boys identified as Shahrukh and Salman allegedly made Pramod trip and fall down which led to a confrontation between them.

As per reports, when Pramod reached with his family members to confront Salman and Shahrukh, men named Yusuf, Akram and others had already gathered more than a hundred of their supporters. The violent mob then proceeded to attack the houses of the Dalit community in the area.

People from both the communities came face to face and violence erupted. According to Pramod, people from Muslim community attacked the Dalit locality including his own house and the houses of his relatives. Reports have stated that Akram, Yusuf, and their supporters have fired bullets and threw glass bottles at houses of the Dalits.

Many of the Dalit boys have been injured in the violence. Considering the extreme tension in the areas heavy police force and PAC were deployed in the area. People from both the sides who were involved in the violence are absconding and the police are on a look-out for them.

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