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13 Sep 2018

Bihar: Communal clash erupts after motorcyclists thrashed for carrying meat

Bihar: Motorcyclists carrying meat thrashed; communal clash begins

A clash erupted between members of two communities in Dehri town of Bihar's Rohtas district yesterday after two motorcyclists were allegedly thrashed by a mob for carrying meat.

According to Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Dehri, Mohd Anwar Javed Ansari, the trouble began when a crowd stopped the two motorcyclists in Akodhigola locality, while they were carrying meat for sale in Nasriganj area.

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Bihar: Motorcyclists carrying meat thrashed; communal clash begins

Youths were severely beaten, vehicle damaged

The motorcycle-borne youths- Noor Mohammad and Mohammad Shakeel- were severely thrashed and their vehicle was damaged by the mob, the SDPO said. Cops rushed to the spot, took the two youths to a hospital and seized the damaged motorcycle. No arrests have been made yet.

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In another incident, some people objected to Muharram insignia

Meanwhile, some locals objected to an insignia relating to Muharram been put up at a temple nearby and tried to remove it.

This resulted in a full-blown clash between members of two communities, following which police resorted to batons to quell the rampaging mobs.

"A flag march was also staged. The situation is now under control," the SDPO said, adding investigation has ensued.

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