Holi related violence claimed 18 lives in Bihar
Patna, Mar 16 (UNI) Holi related violence claimed at least 18 lives while 36 others sustained injuries across Bihar during festival.
According to reports received from the different district headquarters, seven people including two women were killed and 24 other persons were injured under different police stations of the Vaishali district. Of the seven killed, Deonath Rai and Chandeshwar Rai of the same family were killed near Tara Chowlk under Mahua police station besides, five others were killed in different violent incidents.
In Gaya district two persons were shot dead at Bhojpur village under Atri police station in violence caused by personal rivalry while villagers agitated after the incident lynched another woman.
In Bhojpur district, two people were gunned down at Koel village under Charpokhri police station while another was shot dead in retaliation in the same village. A criminal was shot dead by members of his rival group at Dharari mohalla village under Town police station of the Bhojpur district.
Reports received from Bhabhua said one person was killed and six others were injured in violence out of personal rivalry. Two seriously injured had been referred to Varanasi for better treatment.
A candidate for local bodies elections, Bhaglu Mahto was killed and six others were injured at Mahawar village under Manigachhi police station in group rivalry. Three persons were arrested in this connection.
One body each was recovered at Laheriasarai police station and Tilkeshwar police station under Darbhanga-Samastipur section.
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