Myanmar authorities on July 3 imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in six townships of Mandalay , the country’s second largest city, following a series of riots that killed two people and injured 14 others.

The curfew, which bans gatherings of more than five people, will be imposed from 9 pm to 5 am (local time) in Aungmyay Tharzan, Chanaye Tharzan, Mahar Aungmyay, Chanmya Tharzi, Pyigyi Tagon and Amarapura.

The riots erupted from July 1 night when hundreds of extremists attack a tea shop in Chanaye Tharzan after its Muslim owner had been prosecuted for rape. Many motor vehicles and shops were destroyed during the unrest.

Police have detained four suspects in the incident.

Currently, situation in the city was under control with schools and markets keeping opening, except those of Muslim owners.

The Mandalay police said they are investigating the case and will seriously punish those involved.

The same day, Myanmar President U Thein Sein called on all people to avoid incitement to hatred on grounds of nationality. He said the Government is doing its utmost for national stability and better social welfares.-VNA