Aligarh: A 19-year-old newly married Hindu woman was allegedly molested by four Muslim youth on Wednesday night which was followed by a clash between the two communities.
More than 27 families put a sale sign outside their house and shops in Babri Mandi area of Aligarh as they felt threatened and unsafe. The Hindu families also urged the district administration to buy their houses and shops.
“A group of people from a particular community met me on Friday afternoon and submitted affidavits urging the administration to buy their houses and shops. They are fearful… the administration is trying to do everything possible to stop them from moving out of the area,” Additional District Magistrate Awadhesh Tiwari told a leading daily.
The victim in her complaint mentioned that she and her husband were returning home when the youths molested her and tried to drag her in a secluded lane. When the woman shouted people from both the communities gathered and then there was a tussle between the groups. The victim also told the police that some people threatened to kill the woman’s husband with a knife and also fired a few rounds in the air.
Police on receiving information immediately rushed to the spot and then the situation was brought under control.
An FIR was registered against the four youths — Nadeem, Suheil, Ismail and Danish — on charges of outraging modesty. While Nadeem was arrested today, the rest are absconding.
BJP leader gathered in front of the police station and the District Magistrate office and threatened to organise massive protest if the people named in the FIR are not arrested within 24.
Aligarh SSP Luv Kumar said the main accused had been arrested; while raids were on to nab the others.