Houses of Dalits set on fire in Bihar, 40 injured

At least 24 houses belonging to Dalits were set on fire by unknown people at Bishunpur in Bihar`s Darbhanga district injuring 40 people, following a clash between rival groups, police said on Friday.

Darbhanga (Bihar): At least 24 houses
belonging to Dalits were set on fire by unknown people at
Bishunpur in Bihar`s Darbhanga district injuring 40 people,
following a clash between rival groups, police said on Friday.
"A group of people of Panchob village allegedly
attacked a Dalit locality at Harchanda village late last night
and set fire to the houses following an inter-caste marriage,"
Superintendent of Police (SP) Vikas Vaibhav said.

The injured were rushed to a hospital, he said.

A case has been registered against 98 people, Vaibhav
said, adding, so far 45 of them have been arrested.
Elaborate security arrangement has been put in place
in Harchanda village as a precautionary measure, the SP said.

Director General of Police (DGP) Neelmani described
the situation in Harchanda village as under control and said
that strict action will be taken against the culprits.

PTI

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