Tension grips Etawah after angry Yadav community 'drag Brahmin families through streets' Angered by the alleged elopement of a Brahmin boy with a Yadav girl in the Samajwadi Party stronghold Etawah, members of the Yadav caste attacked the Brahmin houses in Santoshpur- Etgaon village. The Brahmins, who are a minority in the village, were dragged through the streets with blackened faces and were made to wear garlands made of shoes. The police came to their rescue only after six hours. A PAC battalion has been deployed in the village even as many members of the Brahmin families fled the village. Chandra Mahesh Bhatele, a 70-year-old villager said: "The Yadavs were angry because a Brahmin youth has allegedly eloped with a Yadav's daughter. The crowd dragged the boy's family to the street. They blackened their faces and put garlands of shoes around them. "Later, they attacked the homes of other Brahmins and misbehaved with our women." SSP of Etawah Rajesh Modak said: "We were informed about the incident later as the victims are scared of telling the truth. We have registered FIRs against the attackers and have started probing the case." Meanwhile, over two dozen members of the Yadav community joined a procession in Etawah asking police to file a counter-FIR against the Brahmins.