An incident of eve-teasing led to a communal clash in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district, police said Thursday. While tension prevailed, the situation in Palam town of the district was now under control, a police official told PTI.
A girl was allegedly teased by a group of youths in the town Wednesday evening, which led to clashes between two communities. Rioters ransacked shops, hotels and two-wheelers parked on the road, he said, adding that stones were also pelted at police and their vehicles.
The situation was brought under control with deployment of additional force after two and a half hours, he said. The police registered a case against about 400 persons from both the communities and have arrested seven persons so far, the official added.
Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde visited Palam Thursday, his office said. The NCP leader appealed people to maintain peace and asked the authorities to act against the miscreants.
Recently, a parking issue had led to communal clashes and desecration in Delhi’s Hauz Qazi area. Clashes had broken out between two groups from different communities on June 30 over the parking of a scooter, following which the temple was vandalised.