Clashes Erupt Over 'Urine-Like Odour' From School Girl's Water Bottle in Rajasthan's Bhilwara
Tensions escalated in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, as members of two communities clashed following a 13-year-old girl's complaint of harassment at a government school in the Mandal police station area. According to the police, the eighth-grade student reported that her water bottle emitted a "urine-like odor" and contained a note saying "I love you."
When the police visited the school to investigate the case, some villagers created a commotion and locked the school doors. The situation worsened when the villagers from the accused boys' community entered the area, resulting in stone-pelting from both sides. Additional Superintendent of Police Ghanshyam Sharma stated that the police had to use "mild force" to restore order.
BJP leader Rajendra Rathore condemned the incident, expressing his disapproval on Twitter. He criticized the Congress government's handling of the situation and accused the police of targeting specific individuals during the clash.
Nine individuals have been detained in connection with the incident, and a case has been registered against the accused boys under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
The situation is currently under control, and authorities have initiated an investigation into the matter. Nevertheless, the incident has drawn attention to the need for prompt and appropriate action to address such sensitive issues in society.