Communal clashes erupted during the Ram Navami procession on March 31 in Biharsharif, resulting in 130 arrests and 15 FIRs being filed. The town remains tense, with prohibitory orders in place and all shops closed for the fourth consecutive day on Monday. Police found the body of an unidentified man in the Bazar Samiti area, with no apparent injury marks.
Police are patrolling sensitive areas and working to dispel rumors that have been circulating. Nalanda SP Ashok Mishra said in a video message that rumors about a police officer being injured and robbed were false. Nalanda DM Shashank Subhankar urged people to approach officials directly for accurate information rather than relying on social media.
Tensions escalated after a 16-year-old boy was killed in crossfire on Sunday night. Nine paramilitary forces have been deployed in the town with a population of approximately 6 lahks. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar assessed the situation and attended an Iftar party in Phulwarisharif on Monday.
The police have arrested 130 people and are investigating their backgrounds, but their priority is to restore normalcy. The town remains under curfew, and people are advised to be cautious and vigilant during these trying times.