Araria firing: 2 SSB personnel suspended, 5 arrested
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 22:55
  
Patna: Two Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) men were on Tuesday suspended and five others arrested in connection with yesterday's firing by security personnel in which four villagers were killed in Bihar's Araria district.

DIG (SSB), Purnia, J P Singh said SSB sub-inspector Ram Chandra Das and constable Chandan Kumar were put under suspension.

Police have already arrested five SSB personnel in this connection.

Meanwhile, an FIR has been lodged against seven security personnel allegedly involved in the firing, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Purnia range) Amit Kumar said.

Four villagers were killed and five others injured when SSB personnel opened fire on a mob which attacked them in the district yesterday.

Trouble began when villagers from Batraha under Kursakant police station went to the SSB's outpost and complained to authorities that some of its personnel had misbehaved with a local woman on Sunday night.

As SSB men refused to acknowledge the charge, the mob started throwing stones at the border outpost prompting the SSB men to use batons to control the situation. The personnel then opened fire, killing four villagers on the spot.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 22:55


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