According to sources, stones were hurled at the stage and then at the audience of a Ramlila in the Muzaffarnagar town around midnight. The audience grew restless and a woman, who was trying to leave, was injured in the commotion.
The injured woman was rushed to a hospital, and was shifted to the Muzaffarnagar district hospital, where she continues to be serious.
Circle Officer (CO) Mukesh Chandra Mishra rushed to the spot and immediately fanned out policemen in the area and requisitioned extra forces.
The stone pelting created panic among audience
The situation was tense but under control, an official told.
In another incident, bike-borne assailants shot at a woman in Aryapuri and within 15 minutes a youngster was shot at on the Bhopa road.
Two persons were killed in two separate incidents on Thursday triggering panic among the people. Police say that these are attempts by mischief makers to vitiate the atmosphere in the district.