Two motorcyclists were roughed up Wednesday for carrying meat in this town of Bihar's Rohtas district, which also witnessed a clash between members of two communities over removal of a religious insignia, police said.
According to Sub Divisional Police Officer, Dehri, Mohd Anwar Javed Ansari, a crowd stopped two youths in Akodhigola locality when they were carrying meat on their motorcycle for sale in Nasriganj area.
The two youths were thrashed and their motorcycle was vandalized by the mob, the SDPO said.
A police party rushed to the spot, took the two youths to a hospital and seized the damaged motorcycle.
Meanwhile, some locals began objecting to the insignia relating to a festival of one of the communities having been put up at a place of worship nearby and tried to remove the same, the official said.
This resulted in a full-blown clash between members of two communities, following which police resorted to lathicharge to quell the mob, the SDPO said.
"A flag march was staged in the area. The situation is now under control. Video footage of the incidents are being examined to identify those involved in violence and action will be taken against them in accordance with law," he said.
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