Minor accident led to communal violence in Ballia

A minor accident between teen Arvind who was on his bicycle and Intekhab Alam who was riding motorcycle led to clashes among the two communities. Arvind sustained serious injuries and the rumor of his death spread across the town Ratsar. Group of hindus set shops belonging to muslims on fire, shops were looted and people from both the communities attacked each other. Fire brigade was called to set off fire and additional police was called to control the situation. The situation was under control later.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslim / Hindu
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Muslim / Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :Additional police force was appointed in the area to control the situation. Fire brigade was called immediately after the shops were set on fire. Section 144 was clamped in the area. Around 20 suspects were arrested. Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: October 10, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Physical assault
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Name of the victim : Arvind and others
    Name of Perpetrator Intekhab Alam
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Ballia
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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