Supaul: Police baton charged and opened fire
on protesting flood victims at Birpur in Bihar`s Supaul
district injuring more than 12 of them on Thursday.
Supaul Deputy Superintendent of Police Vikas Kumar said
the police action was taken to disperse the victims of the
2008 Kosi river flood as they refused to withdraw their gherao
of the office of the Birpur sub-divisional officer demanding
government help to mitigate their problem.
The protestors were demanding rehabilitation, payment of
compensation as announced by the state government, employment
and checking the alleged looting of public money that had been
transferred to the district for taking care of the flood