Communal tensions in Kishanganj

Communal tensions flared up in Kishanganj, Bihar following rumors of a severed cow head being found at a temple across the town. Hindus from various parts of the town, which has a mixture of Hindu-Muslim population, were seen burning tyres. They also blocked NH31 in protest. The protestors later burnt down scooters and tried to damage vehicles, which prompted the administration to impose section144 in certain sections of the town.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed 0 :Kishanganj Police Station
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Details of the FIR

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Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer Not Available
Role of police Unsatisfactory :Not Available Current status Not known
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Main Information
Date of incident: October 11, 2014
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Not Available
    Name of Perpetrator Unknown
    State Bihar
    District/City Kishanganj
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