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Press Trust Of India
Aligarh, September 14, 2013
More than two weeks after an incident of stalking led to a major conflagration between two communities in Uttar Pardesh's Muzaffarnagar, tension gripped Aligarh as three motorcycle-borne youths allegedly accosted and harassed a girl, police said. The girl, who was on her way to college, raised an alarm as the youths accosted her in Atrauli area. Bystanders nabbed one of them, while the other two escaped, they said.

There was tension in the area following the incident as leaders of different saffron organisations reached there.

Senior district officials soon rushed to the spot and another culprit was nabbed.

Police said a strict vigil is being maintained at Atrauli and neighbouring villages.

Uttar Pradesh has been on tenterhooks since outbreak of violence in Muzaffarnagar and surrounding districts.