Noida, July 12: The residents of Mahagun Mordene society in Noida Sector 78 woke up to a riot-like situation on Wednesday morning as a mob gheraoed the premises and started pelting stones. According to reports, the attackers were domestic helps and neighbours of a maid, 26-year-old Zohra, who was allegedly beaten up by one of the residents.

As per a report in Hindustan Times, the mob gathered outside the main gate of the society at 7 am and entered the society while breaching the security. The mob also resorted to stone pelting on buildings and attack with rods. The mob also blocked a main Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) road at Barola while, halting traffic towards Noida Phase 2 Industrial Area.

Superintendent of police (city) Arun Kumar Singh reached the spot on receiving the information along with police force. “We are trying to contain the protest,” the SP was quoted as saying.

However, a resident has been quoted as claiming by the report that the maid was caught stealing from one of the apartments and was handed over to police.

Who is Zohra?

Zohra is a 26-year-old woman who works as a domestic help in Noida. Reportedly, after a tiff with her employer, she went missing for a day. She was finally found in the boot of her employer’s car. Her neighbours and relatives reportedly, entered the society in her search and even pelted stones at buildings.