FATEHPUR, UP — Violence erupted and a madarsa was set on fire in Behta village in Fatehpur district in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday after animal flesh was reportedly found in the village near a pond.
As the news spread, after residents claimed that cow slaughter had taken place in the village, people from several villages gathered and vandalised a madarsa and then set it on fire, reports IANS.
As the tension gripped the area, senior Police officials rushed to the village and additional police force was called in to control the situation.
A case has been registered against Mushtaq and Munnu Shah, both of whom were absconding. The role of the two is not clear from the media reports, or official statement, as to why the case has been registered against them.
Tension continues to prevail in the area and more forces have been kept on the standby, an officer said.
The official statement on the animal flesh reportedly found in the village, which became the trigger of violence, is also not available to confirm whether it was beef.