Bagaha/Patna: Five persons were killed on Monday as a police team, investigating a murder case, was attacked by a mob in Bihar`s Bagaha police district, a senior police officer said.
A police team had gone to Katharawa village to probe a murder case of youth when a mob started pelting stones on the police team which opened fire, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) SK Bharadwaj said.
While three villagers died on the spot, two others succumbed to injuries in a hospital, the ADGP said, adding 26 others, including 25 policemen sustained injuries.
Additional policemen have been deployed in the village and surrounding areas in view of the tension prevailing in the area, he said.
The law and order situation in Katharwa village was tense but under control, Bharadwaj said.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and efforts were on to ascertain the identity of the victims, he said, adding the injured persons have been admitted to various hospitals for treatment.