Jitan Ram Manjhi visits riot-hit areas of Muzaffarpur

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday visited violence-hit areas of the Muzaffarpur district in the state, where three people had died in communal clashes earlier this week.

ANI| Updated: Jan 21, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

Muzaffarpur (Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday visited violence-hit areas of the Muzaffarpur district in the state, where three people had died in communal clashes earlier this week.

On Monday, the Bihar Police had arrested 14 people in connection with the clashes between two communities in Muzaffarpur.

The clashes had reportedly been triggered by the eloping of a youth belonging to a backward caste with a girl from a minority community.

Later, the boy's body was found in a paddy field owned by one Shafaquat Ali, following which a mob attacked the girl's village and set fire to houses.