Two killed during Holi celebrations in Bihar

March 12th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS  

Patna, March 12 (IANS) Two men were shot dead and 28 injured in clashes in Bihar’s Chhapra district over the manner in which Holi was being celebrated, police said Thursday.
Govind Yadav and Narayan Yadav were killed in the clashes that followed an argument over the throwing of mud on people on Holi in Asani village, about 90 km from here. Eight others were injured in the fight.

Police said 20 people were also injured in clashes following a quarrel over throwing coloured water in a village of the same district.

On the eve of Holi, a man was shot dead when the uprooting of a tree for the Holika dahan ritual turned violent in a village of Nawada district.

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