Bihar: Police fire in air to control agitating mob
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 21:01
Nawada: Police fired in the air on Sunday to disperse a stone throwing mob protesting against the alleged custodial death of an accused after recovery of his body from Meenapur Badhar adjacent to a railway line in Bihar's Nawada district.

Alleging that Manoj Kumar was killed in police custody at Nagar police station, a large number of local people pelted stones on the houses of the district magistrate and the superintendent of police before clashing with the police, sources said.

As the law and order situation was getting out of hand, the police fired three rounds in the air, they said, adding that there was no casualty.

The protesters also raised slogans demanding action against the police allegedly responsible for the killing of the accused and abandoning his body near the railway line, they said.

The situation was tense but under control. Meanwhile, SP Surendra Lal has promised action against those policemen found guilty.

Earlier, Kumar's body was detected lying near the railway line earlier today and soon hundreds of people gathered and started agitating against the alleged custodial death

The police had taken Kumar into custody on January 11 for questioning after seizing a mobile phone said to be belong to a jeweller Sanjay Verma, who was killed by some unidentified assailants last year, the sources said.


First Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 21:01

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