A clash broke out today between two groups in Bihar's Sasaram, just days ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to the very place to attend a BJP function for the celebration of Emperor Asoka's birth anniversary.
The tension had been building since yesterday over taking out a Ram Navami procession. By Friday afternoon, the tension spiralled into a full-blown clash, with the groups attacking each other with stones, injuring a policeman and a civilian.
The situation, however, is now under control, say authorities.
Videos from the scene showed men, with wooden sticks in hand, going on a rampage. The roads were littered with stones, with some men clutching their head as they were hit.
There are reports of some houses being set on fire.
Riot police patrolled the area.