Indian town bordering Nepal tense after youth held with beef

JANAKPURDHAM: Local Muslim community and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) have clashed at Kanma Bazar in Bihar state of India on Sunday.

A constable from Nepal's Armed Police Force was also injured in the clash.

The confrontation ensued between the SSB personnel and local Muslim youth when the SSB arrested a local in possession of beef and threw the meat into a pond, at Kanma Bazaar, that borders Samshi of Mahottari district of Nepal.

He was nabbed by the SSB during a routine police check while trying to enter Nepal in possession of the meat, which is banned in both nations.

The tense site is densely populated with Muslims.

In the protest, local Indian also had hurled woods and stones at the security personnel.

Subsequently, the SSB squad had to fire 46 rounds of fire in the air to control the situation. Two SSB personnel and a constable from Nepal's Armed Force was also injured in the clash.

The clash lasted for half hours and at least dozens of Indian citizens were also injured in the clash. The injured are undergoing treatment at a local nursing home.

According to SP Janak Bhattarai of the District Police Office in Mohattari, security has been beefed up along the Indo-Nepal border and security personnel have been kept at a high alert.