STF deployed in Rajasthan village

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 11:30 hrs

Bharatpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities Thursday deployed the Special Task Force (STF) in a village in Bharatpur district, a day after homes of Dalit families were stoned in a clash between two communities.

Two communities were locked in a land dispute in Chandpura village for years. After a goat strayed into the farm of another community member Wednesday, violence erupted.

'Members of one community stoned the houses of Dalit families for two hours in which a dozen people sustained injuries,' a police officer said.

Many Dalit families have fled from the village over the past two days, informed sources said. The stone pelting happened in the presence of some police and civil officers, the sources alleged.

'STF personnel have been deputed in the village. The situation is still tense but under control,' the officer said.