In Bihar, clashes broke out between two groups during Mahaviri Yatra in Bihar's Motihari district on the occasion of Nag Panchami on Monday (August 21). According to reports, stones were hurled during the Yatra and the situation turned violent following the clashes.
Visuals of the clashes were captured on camera as vidoe of the fight went viral on social media.
Police reached the spot and tried to normalise the situation. SDPO Nand Parsad said that deployment was increased and gave a message for peaceful passage of the Mahaviri Yatra.
"Force and Magistrate are present everywhere. It is peaceful now. We are keeping an eye. I request everybody to participate in the Mahaviri Yatra peacefully," said the officer.
The video clearly showed some youth pelting stones at the Yatra congregation from the floors of the building even as people standing down tell them not to do so.
Commenting on the incident, SP Motihari, Kantesh Kumar Mishra said, "Police immediately took action and a case has been registered. The spot has been inspected by SDO and SDPO. Magistrate and additional force deployed at the spot and the situation is normal and under control. Action will be taken against the miscreants." According to reports, Police personnel sustained injuries in the clashes during the stone pelting.
According to reports, the clash occurred between the two groups on Tuesday (August 22) after rumours were circulated that an idol was vandalised. The rumours took a violent turn with stone pelting and fighting taking place. The DM of the district has appealed for peace as the situation remained tense in Bagada even after the clashes stopped.