1shot dead in Patna students rampage

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Patna, Feb 10: Students of some private coaching centers in Patna went on a rampage on Tuesday, Feb 9 which led to the dead of one student, while ten people including three policemen were wounded.

Demanding action against the centers, the students blocked roads, alleging that they been duped by the centers, police said.

Police informed that the victim had fallen prey to a bullet which was accidentally fired by a guard posted in front of a institute.

Reacting to the incident Chief minister Nitish Kumar has ordered a probe into the incident.

An ex-gratia payment of Rs 1.5 lakh has been announced for the family of the victim, identified as Sachin Sharma of Naya Tola.

Police said that roads in Bazaar Samiti, Pathar Ki Masjid, Kankerbagh, Kadamkuan and Rajendra Nagar localities were blocked by agitated students, adding that the police had to resort to lathicharge and use teargas shells as the mob burnt police motorcycles and pelted stones at coaching centers.

Earlier on Monday, Feb 8, a coaching institute owner, Neeraj Kumar, beat up a student after an argument which triggered protest from over 500 students from various coaching centres at Naya Tola, Bazar Samiti and Bhikna Pahari areas in the city.

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