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Bihar: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, other sites temporarily banned in Saran district after youth's murder

Bihar government has banned 23 social networking and messaging apps temporarily till February 8, 11 pm in Saran district to maintain law & order situation after a youth was murdered.

Reported By : Nitish Chandra Edited By : Shashwat Bhandari | New Delhi
Updated on: February 06, 2023 20:31 IST
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Bihar: Internet service has been suspended in Bihar's Saran district till February 8 as a precautionary measure to maintain peace and tranquility in wake of a youth's murder.

The state government has also temporarily banned 23 social networking and messaging applications till February 8, 11 pm following a large-scale arson which triggered after the crime.  

Meanwhile, section 144 has been imposed in Manjhi and Ekma regions of Chhapra.

Saran Superintendent of Police Gaurav Mangla said, "No person has been injured in the arson since occupants of the houses had fled sensing danger. The police have nabbed two persons in connection with the killing and are trying to catch the remaining accused. A Special Investigating Team headed by a Deputy SP has also been set up."

"Stern action will be taken against the arsonists as well. Videographers have been roped in to identify trouble makers. Properties of absconders will be attached. An FIR has also been lodged against those who had been circulating incendiary material on social media," he said.

"The SHO of Manjhi must also be removed. Nobody in the district administration came to help us while my son was being mauled. We were treated shabbily at the hospital where we were not even provided with a vehicle to take my son's body back home," alleged the bereaved father," he added.

The precautions by the state government have been taken after a video showing the brutal assault on the youth went viral on social media.  

(With inputs from PTI)

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