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Ten persons injured over construction of disputed road in Jharkhand

The seriously injured persons were referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi.


PTI Last Updated at 05-08-2018 19:47:50 IST India
Ten persons injured over construction of disputed road in Jharkhand

At least 10 persons were injured in a clash between two communities over the construction of a disputed road passing through a place of worship at Maganpur village in Ramgarh district today, a police official said.

Superintendent of Police A Vijayalakshmi said that the clash broke out at Maganpur village along NH-23, nearly 30 kilometers from the district headquarters, in which at least 10 persons belonging to both the communities were injured.

The seriously injured persons were referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi.

Senior district officials, including the deputy commissioner, rushed to the area to take control of the situation, the SP said.

Additional security forces have been deployed in the village, where the situation is tense but under control, he said.

"The administration is fully prepared to tackle any situation in the village," the SP said.

Sub-divisional officer, Ramgarh, Anant Kumar, said that a contractor of the district council had started construction of the disputed road passing through a place of worship that triggered a dispute followed by the clash.

The construction of the road has been stopped by the administration following the clash, he said.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer Radha Prem Kishore said that no arrests have been made so far.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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