Tension prevailed in Jaipur after a group of youths allegedly beat up a Sikh boy and trimmed his hair, prompting hundreds of members of the community to hit the streets.
Additional police force has been deployed to maintain law and order and the situation remained tense but under control, Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Shrotiya said.
17-year-old Indrapeet Singh was allegedly waylaid by six youths who dragged him to a deserted place and forcibly trimmed his hair besides beating him up, according to the FIR lodged by Singh's parents with the Gandhi Nagar police station late on Monday night.
The youths later dumped Singh at a separate location from where he returned home. Jealousy over the closeness of Singh with a girl in a love affair involving one of the youths is said to be the reason behind the assault.
Meanwhile, outraged at the incident, hundreds of Sikhs blocked key roads and marched to the local Central School demanding suspension of classes and to the Gururdwara in Rajapark locality urging shopkeepers to down their shutters, Shrotiya said.