Communal clash in Ghaziabad; Hindu youth shot dead

published on July 9, 2012

Ghaziabad: A Hindu youth was murdered in the communal clash which rocked the city, following a motorcycle accident. The victim has been identified as  Vipin Tyagi (25) .
According to police, the clash has its roots in a motorcycle accident, in which three Muslim youths (on one motorcycle) and a Hindu boy (on another motorcycle) were involved.

“On Saturday, there was an accident between a Hindu  boy and three Muslim youths. All involved were on motorcycles and juveniles. The Muslim boys allegedly beat up the Hindu .  A police case was registered against four persons,” a police officer said. At 8 am on Sunday, few Hindus went to ask why the boy was beaten up and a clash ensued.Within hours it erupted into a communal clash involving both sides. Vipin Tyagi was shot dead in the clashes.

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