UP: Violence erupted between two communities over eve teasing

Lucknow: Six persons have been arrested after two communities clashed following an incident of eve teasing in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore district, police said on Friday.

The violence erupted in Khurram Sarai locality late on Thursday, an official told IANS.

Initial probe revealed that a youth and his friends passed lewd comments on some girls, leading to young men from the other community to intervene. Both sides fought pitched street battles.

Extra police was deployed after midnight and the situation was brought under control, police officer Pravin Kumar said. The police have stepped up vigil in the area.

It was an incident of eve teasing that led to massive riots in 2013 in Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts in Uttar Pradesh leaving 64 people dead and many injured.