A senior police official in Nuh said an FIR has been registered in the case and three children have been taken into custody.
NEW DELHI – Tension prevailed in the Nuh town of Haryana on Friday as a group of women, on way to perform puja at a well, alleged that some unidentified men near a mosque pelted them with stones.
The police claim that at least eight women were injured in the incident that took place around 8:20 P.M on Thursday.
The women alleged that as they neared the mosque, they came under the attack.
Nuh Superintendent of Police Narender Bijarniya, along with a significant police force, swiftly arrived at the location to ensure that the situation did not go out of control.
“Some women were on their way to a ‘Kuan Poojan’ and there has been a complaint that stones were pelted by some children from a madrassa,” media reports quoted Bijarniya as saying.
He said an FIR has been registered in connection with the case and three children have been taken into custody.
There was palpable tension in the communally charged town, with police deployed around the mosque and the main market to maintain law and order.
As the report of the attack spread, angry locals began a protest demanding stern action against the culprits. However, senior police officials and Nuh MLA Aftab Ahmed reached the spot and appealed to the people to remain calm.
Nuh was at the centre of a major communal incident when six people were killed in clashes that broke out in the Muslim-majority town on July 31 this year, when a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) procession was attacked by mobs. The dead included two home guards and a cleric.