3 killed in fresh communal violence in Muzaffarnagar

Communal clashes killed 48 in Muzaffarnagar district in September.

Written by PTI | Muzaffarnagar | Updated: March 12, 2014 4:47:30 pm

Three persons were killed Wednesday night in fresh outbreak of communal violence in Budhana area of Muzaffarnagar district,hit by riots in September which had left over 60 dead.

The three victims,identified as Afroz,20,Meherban,21,and Ajmal,22,were beaten to death while another was injured in clashes between members of two communities in Muhammadpurraisingh village,District Magistrate Kaushal Raj said.

The incident appeared to be the fallout of the communal tension in the region. Muhammadpurraisingh village was one of places affected by the riots last month.

Efforts are on to nab the accused. Security has been tightened and senior officials are on the spot,the DM said.

Sources claimed that the victims were among those staying in relief camps after the riots.

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