As per a report available on multiple news portals, some people from village Ara of Balrampur district had come to village Kundi Kala in Surguja district of Chattisgarh to celebrate the new year. They had a brawl with some locals, which intensified after more men from Ara joined the youth and attacked a family in the village,” said ASP Vivek Shukla. Virendra Yadav, a resident of Kundi Kala, registered an FIR at the Lundra police station on January 3, alleging that the men from Ara beat up him and his family members. In his complaint to the police, Yadav claimed that the men tried to take his niece with them forcefully and attacked her when she resisted.
After Yadav’s complaint, an FIR was registered against the men, police said, and the men were kept in custody for a short while. “The court later gave them bail,” Shukla said. In a Gram Sabha called by the local village representatives on January 5, the villagers pledged not to let Muslims enter their village and not buy items from Muslim-owned stores.
As reported in Indian Express, Police officials have registered a complaint against unknown people for misleading the villagers. “We spoke to the villagers, and they understood what was wrong. We are going through the footage to find out who were the perpetrators of this communal tension in the area,” a senior official said.