2 dead in Ranchi protest over Prophet row
June 11, 2022  08:57
Two people died during the violent protest that erupted in Ranchi after Friday prayers against the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal. 

"Two people have succumbed to their injuries out of total injured who were brought to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences after the violence in Ranchi," confirmed RIMS authorities. 

The protest that erupted after Friday prayers had turned violent following the incidents of stone-pelting and torching of several vehicles and vandalisation were reported.Many people sustained injuries in the violent protests on Friday. 

The district administration acted immediately and imposed a curfew in violence-hit areas of Ranchi thereby bringing the situation under control. 

All internet services were temporarily suspended in Ranchi till 6 am on Saturday i.e, June 11, in wake of protests in the city. 

Deputy inspector general of Ranchi police Anish Gupta had said that the situation was "under control" despite being a "little tense". -- ANI
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