Violent protest during Nitish visit to Sheikhpura

Sheikhpura (Bihar): A group of people staging a protest outside a guest house, where Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was staying, seeking his intervention in a murder case turned violent after police tried to disperse them.

The protesters wanted to meet Kumar to seek his intervention in the case one Dharmendra Kumar who was killed yesterday, a police officer said.

The protesters demanded the arrest of four persons, including a suspect Guddu Mian in connection with Dharmendra's murder.

Police used mild force to disperse agitators who damaged welcome arches for the chief minister's visit, besides smashing the window panes of six government vehicles, the official said.

The chief minister is undertaking a two-day 'seva yatra' in Sheikhpura district to review development works in the district.

Meanwhile, Kumar heard the grievances of people at Kuthaut, Ramraipur, Barbigha pockets of the district.

People apprised the chief minister about their problems, including potable water crisis and old age pension.