As many as 75 people have been arrested in connection with the violence that erupted at Bihar Sharif in the State’s Nalanda District during Ram Navami festivities, the police said as per the Indian media.
The police said that prohibitory orders have been imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC in the area. Internet services have been suspended in the district and the ban is expected to be in place for the next 48 hours.
One person died in fresh violence on Saturday evening, the police said.
“So far, 77 people have been arrested and 12 FIRs lodged. A flag march was conducted to maintain peace in the area. Adequate paramilitary personnel have been deployed to control the situation,” said Nalanda Superintendent of Police Ashok Mishra.
The police said that the 16-year-old Gulshan Kumar succumbed to bullet injuries while another seriously injured person is undergoing treatment in the State Capital Patna.