3 burned to death in clash near Patna

At least 3 Muslim villagers were burned to death when their huts were set on fire during a clash between Hindu and Muslim groups. Bihar state administrator Atul Prasad said the violence erupted after the body of a young Hindu boy was found in Sarayian village more than a week after he went missing. Prasad said the Hindu fishermen blamed Muslims for killing the boy who was friendly with a Muslim girl from the village near Patna. The charred bodies of 3 Muslims were found in the burned huts in the poor community. Police have arrested 8 Hindu men and the situation remains tense but under control in the village.