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Modi flays JDU as police firing kills two in Bihar`s Aurangabad

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 18:48

Zee Media Bureau

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi flayed the JDU government in Bihar on Saturday as two people, including a woman, were killed and five others injured when police opened fire to control a mob protesting a man`s arrest in Aurangabad district.

Modi tweeted, “Another police firing in Bihar in Madanpur block of Aurangabad dist. Unconfirmed report of 2 killed.2nd police firing in last 10 days.”

He followed it up with a confirmation of the incident.

Commenting on the incident, a district police official said, "Police were forced to open fire when a mob attacked them, set ablaze their vehicles and targeted the office of the block development officer in Madanpur of Aurangabad following arrest of a man, suspected to be a Maoist."

Two people, including a woman, died on the spot and five others were injured in the police firing. The injured have been admitted to a hospital.
"The mob targeted the police as they were not ready to end their blockade of the National Highway 2 while protesting against arrest of a villager for his alleged links with Maoists. The mob first pelted stones and then attacked the policemen," Madanpur police officials said.

Police lobbed tear-gas shells to disperse the unruly crowd but opened fire after being attacked.

Aurangabad is considered a Maoist stronghold.

The situation in Madanpur is tense but under control. Additional police personnel have been deployed in the area.

with Agency Inputs

First Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 18:48

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