Muzaffarnagar: At least 18 people, including three women, were injured in a clash between two communities over bursting crackers at Bhensi village under Khatoli police station in the district, police said.
Representational picture. Photograph by: Bipin Kokate
The violent clash, involving fire arms and stones,erupted last evening when children from one community allegedly started bursting crackers before houses of another community.
Senior police officers rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, police added.
Security has been tightened up in the village and extra police and PAC forces have been deployed in the area.
Police said that the injured have been admitted to hospital and some of them are in serious condition.