Bihar: Police fire in air to control agitating mob

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

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
accused and abandoning his body near the railway line, they

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.


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

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