Tension in Rampur after torching of six houses

United News of India

Rampur, April 19, 2011

Tension prevailed in Ganj area of this district of Uttar Pradesh last night when some people torched six houses after a boy eloped with a girl recently.

Additional police forces were rushed to the area after the girl's family allegedly torched the houses of the boy's relatives in Jogiyan locality.

Police sources said here today that the girl went missing on April 16 and her family alleged that their neighbour's son had kidnapped her.

Annoyed with the police inaction against the boy, the girl's family last night allegedly attacked the boy's house and set the houses ablaze.

Senior police officials have rushed to the spot and patrolling has been intensified in the area, the sources added.