At least five people, including two police officers, were killed in clashes between Hindus and Muslims about 50 km south of the capital New Delhi on Monday, Indian police officials said.
The incident erupted after a Hindu religious procession passed through a Muslim-majority area in Haryana state.
The violence spread to the neighboring province in the evening. A mosque was burned down, killing a cleric and injuring one person.
The cause of the incidents is unknown, but regional authorities said an investigation was underway.
Authorities met with representatives from the Hindu and Muslim communities on Tuesday.
"The procession was meant to move from one temple to another but clashes broke out between two groups on the way, which resulted in the death of four people," a police spokesman said. He added that two of the dead were police officers.
Sixty people, including 10 police officers, were injured in the clashes.
Schools and universities were ordered closed on Tuesday after some vehicles were set on fire on Monday and violence continued.
In addition to this, on Tuesday, police said they had identified the attackers who set fire to the mosque and arrested several of them.
As a security measure, the internet was shut down, additional security forces were deployed and a lockdown was declared.
Source: TRT World