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Curfew in Bihar town after communal violence

Curfew was imposed on Tuesday for 48 hours in the border town of Kishanganj in Bihar following communal violence set off by rumours that the carcass of an animal was found near a temple.

Residents burnt tyres and blocked the road and rail traffic and forced the closure of shops and government offices.

Train delayed

The Capital Express from Danapur to Kamakhya was delayed at Kishanganj for over three hours due to the agitation.

Animesh Kumar Parashar, District Magistrate of Kishanganj, said the situation was brought under control. Additional forces had been deployed in the town, said Deepak Barnwal, Superintendent of Police, Kishanganj.

Elders across communities met the district magistrate and urged him to take steps to restore normality in the town.

The government has asked Principal Secretary (Home) Amir Subhani to take stock of the situation in Kishanganj.

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