Cattle shed set on fire after scuffle between two groups in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur | Patna News

Patna: Tension prevailed in Rampur Bakhri village of Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district after a fight between two communities on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
The incident came close on the heels of violent clashes reported from Sasaram and Nalanda Districts during the Ram Navami festival.
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Following an altercation between the two groups over a minor issue, the two sides allegedly attacked each other in the village around 2 am, vandalizing some shops and some miscreants set a cattle herd on fire.
The situation in the area remained tense for several hours. Acting on the information, the police team including DSP (East) Manoj Kumar and the SDO reached the spot and pacified the matter. The fire brigade was called and the fire was brought under control.
Muzaffarpur SSP Rakesh Kumar said the incident took place when some people riding a motorcycle passed comments on women from another community late on Saturday night when they were returning home in an auto.
“The male member, who was on a bike, objected to this behavior and had an altercation with him. After a quarrel, a group set cattle herds on fire and fled,” he said.
The SSP told TOI that according to the villagers, the accused party set their own hut on fire to falsely implicate the other group.
The police have registered a case against five people after recording their statements. All the accused are absconding since the incident. The situation in the area is normal and heavy force has been deployed to maintain law and order. Due to clashes in other districts of Bihar, the police has taken timely action. The SSP said, we were on alert and took immediate action.
In the presence of the police and the local administration, a meeting of the peace committee was held on Sunday morning between the people’s representatives and the people of both the communities. The police have asked the local people not to pay heed to rumours.
Sarpanch (head) of Rampur Bakhri, Vijay Kumar Rai told that the incident took place late night due to a dispute between two groups.
As soon as the information was received, a large number of police forces have been deployed. Police and administration are still present at the spot and the situation is under control.”

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