Gopalganj: A home guard, who was beaten up mercilessly by his colleagues on duty here four days back, died in a hospital in Patna, police said on Tuesday.
Balindu Yadav (45), beaten up severely by his colleagues on May 24 on duty, succumbed to his injuries at the Patna Medical College Hospital last night, Superintendent of Police Nirmala Kumari said.
Angry over the death, relatives of Yadav and residents of his native village Gajadhar blocked Meerganj-Gopalganj highway for several hours.
The blockade was lifted after police intervened and assured action against the culprits, Kumari said.
An FIR has been lodged against four persons by Yadav`s relatives.