Half a dozen policemen injured in Bihar clash

February 4th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Feb 4 (IANS) Nearly half a dozen policemen, including a superintendent of police, were injured in a clash between two communities over idol immersion in Bihar’s Gopalganj district. A police sub-inspector died of heart attack immediately after the scuffle, police sources said Wednesday.The incident took place at Vishnipur village under Sidhwalia police station in Gopalganj district when members of two communities fought over immersion of idols following an earlier dispute.

According to the police, some miscreants set ablaze four tractors and pelted stones at the police.

Police inspector Jaiprakash Paswan collapsed and died of heart attack soon after clash, the police said.

Additional security forces have been sent to the village to maintain law and order, sources said.

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