There was tension in Budhansi village near Aligarh on Friday after half-a-dozen people were injured in a Dalit-Thakur clash.
The violence started as a petty fight over open defecation.
The condition of one of the injured is said to be serious. The police have registered two FIRs against 36 people. Dr. Vinod Singh, in-charge of Harduaganj police station, said both the parties had registered an FIR against each other.
According to the complaint filed by Satyapal Singh, a resident of Deen Dayalpur, Dalits openly defecated in his farms despite being told not to.
On Friday, when he saw some people relieving themselves in his farm, he protested and asked them to move away. This triggered a confrontation between the two groups and they hurled stones and bricks at each other.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Aligarh) Rajesh Kumar Pandey said, “We have registered two FIRs against 36 people. Both the sides have made allegations and we are investigating.”