Around midnight on Monday, members of one community armed with sharp edged weapons attacked people of other communities and burnt houses at the Doranda locality here forcing authorities to impose restriction on movements, police stated.

Security personnel have been deployed since midnight in the area. The police detained four people and are likely to arrest more people. Most of the shops were closed in the area. According to police, the situation is under control but is still tense.

The majority of the schools were closed today. Till yesterday, there were reports of pieces of banned item being found at some prayer spots in Ranchi and its outskirts as well as other districts like Lohardaga and Chatra.

The state government issued an advertisement in local newspapers appealing to the people to maintain calm and peace.

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