On November 16, in Haryana’s Nuh district, a group of Hindu devotees, predominantly women, encountered an assault from a nearby madrasa while participating in the ‘Kuan Pujan’ ritual. The Nuh police have verified that those responsible for the stone-pelting incident are ‘children’ from the madrasa. Nuh SP Narender Singh Bijarniya conveyed this information during an interaction with the media.
SP Narender Singh Bijarniya stated, “In response to the women’s complaint, an FIR has been filed under sections 354 and 323 of the IPC and the SC-ST Act. Footage from the madrasa revealed three boys present during the incident. Based on this, the three boys have been identified, apprehended, and will now be presented in juvenile court.”
The police officer added, “Eight women have filed the FIR, reporting minor injuries. We are currently interrogating all three boys to comprehend the reasons behind this incident. Further details can be established only after their interrogation. It’s important to note that all three children are minors.”
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SP Narender Singh Bijarniya further stated, “A brief video clip of the incident has surfaced. Using this footage, we will identify all individuals present at the scene. We will thoroughly investigate the allegations made by the women. The situation is under control, and there is peace in the area. Leaders from both communities were summoned in the morning, and a mutual understanding has been reached between them to prevent a recurrence of such incidents.”
The Kuan Pujan ritual was being observed by local women for the son of Ram Avatar, a resident of ward No 11 in Nuh. According to reports, the women were en route to Kailash Mandir at around 8:30 pm when they were subjected to stone-pelting. Upon their return from the temple, the assailants again targeted them with stones, leading to tensions between members of both communities.
The police promptly intervened, preventing the situation from escalating, although some residents expressed dissatisfaction with the police administration through slogans. Meanwhile, three individuals were reportedly detained, and several people were interrogated. The injured women received treatment at Nuh CHC.
Earlier in the year, violence erupted in Nuh during the Jalabhishek Yatra organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on July 31, resulting in six casualties and a cleric’s death in an attack on a mosque in adjacent Gurugram.