Facebook post on animal sacrifice causes communal tension in Jharkhand, 5 arrested

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Five persons were today arrested by the police here in Palamau district for allegedly attacking people and ransacking shops following a write-up on the social media on animal sacrifice.

The objectionable material, posted on Facebook last night, triggered communal tension in this town, prompting the police to act swiftly and arrest five persons, including Mohammad Taz, who wrote the post, Palamau SP Indrajeet Mahatha said.

Mahatha and Sub-Divisional Magistrate Nancy Sahay have gone to the area with an adequate force to restore law-and-order.

A police contingent has been posted in the locality.

The SP said the situation was now under control.

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