Tension grips Bihar village after clash over idol immersion

February 5th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Feb 5 (IANS) Tension gripped a village in Bihar’s Gopalganj district Thursday, a day after a clash between two communities over idol immersion, a police official said.Nearly a dozen people, including policemen, were injured Wednesday afternoon in a clash between two communities over idol immersion at Pathan Toli near Vishnipur village. A police sub-inspector died of a heart attack immediately after the scuffle.

“There is still tension in the village but things are under control as several security personnel have been deployed. Senior district officials are there and are trying to defuse the situation,” said Kesharichand, officer incharge of Sidhawalia police station under which the site of the clash falls.

According to the police, some miscreants set ablaze a tractor and pelted stones at the police escorting the immersion procession, which led to the clash.

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