Bihar: Clash in Sitamarhi’s Madhuban village, Section 144 imposed

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Sitamarhi, Oct 20: The authorities have imposed Section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) in Madhuban village of Bihar’s Sitamarhi, following a clash between two groups over goddess Durga idol immersion.

In the wake, scuffle internet services have been also suspended.

The police have arrested six people so far.

In another incident, two minors were killed and one woman was injured in accidents and violent clashes reported from many parts of Uttar Pradesh during the idol immersion procession.

A minor girl and a teenage boy died while a woman sustained bullet injuries during the Vijaya Dashmi festivities late on Friday.

At least a dozen persons have been injured in similar incidents, a government official told IANS, adding that most of the violence was reported from Agra, Kaushambi and Sultanpur.

A seven-year-old girl was run over by a tractor during an immersion procession at Kusa village in Jaunpur. She died on the spot. While a 15-year-old boy, identified as Lokesh of Kutiliya village drowned in a pond during the immersion at Khuljan Devi Dham pond in Pratapgarh.

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