Saharanpur (UP), May 6 (PTI) Seventeen people were arrested today in connection with the violent clashes that broke out between two groups at a village in Saharanpur in which one person was killed yesterday, police said.Also Read - 'How Can I Marry Him': Bride Calls Off Wedding After Uncle Gets Injured in Celebratory Firing by Groom's Guests
Around 20-25 youths of upper caste Thakur community from Shabbirpur village were on their way to Simlana village to take part in a function to garland the statue of Rajput warrior-king Maharana Pratap, when the Dalit locals objected to the loud music being played by them. Also Read - Meerut: Body of Covid Patient Lays in Mortuary For More Than 75 Days As Wife Fails to Pay Rs 15,000 to Doctors
The objection led to an argument between the groups and it soon snowballed into a full-blown clash as the members of the factions pelted stones and bricks at each other, a police report stated. Also Read - Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor Work On Fast Lane | Photos
While one person, identified as Sumit Singh, was killed, 15 others, including a police official, was injured in the clash.
Acting on a complaint filed by the father of the deceased, police today arrested 17 people, charging seven of them for murder.
Senior superintendent of police Subhash Chandra Dubey said police are trying to identify the other accused in the case.
Those injured in the clash were being given medical treatment, while one of them with serious injuries was referred to Meerut for further medical assistance, the SSP said.
Meanwhile, PAC has been deployed in the village in view of the tense situation arising out of the clash.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.