Violence broke out in Bihar’s Nawada on Tuesday after miscreants tore up posters and flags of Ram Navami festivity, an official said. Stone pelting on members of a community was reported.
A mob gathered on the spot and pelted stones on members of a particular community after the news of tearing up of posters and flags spread, Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Rajesh Kumar said.
Because of the stone-pelting incident, a large number of vehicles were stranded on NH-31 and nearby state highway, the SDO said.
To control the situation, District Magistrate Manoj Kumar and Superintendent of Police Vikas Varman rushed to the spot with police reinforcement and dispersed the mob, he said.
Senior district officials also visited the NH-31 to restore law and order in the area, Kumar said, adding that the situation was brought under control.
Union Minister of State for MSME Giriraj Singh visited the spot and slammed the district administration for its “adminitrative failure” to ensure peaceful conduct of Ram Navami.
Singh, an MP from Nawada, also urged both communities to maintain peace and amity.
(With inputs from PTI)