Bihar: 1 dead, 6 injured after police firing in Samastipur
One person has been killed and six injured after police allegedly fired at people protesting in Samastipur town in Bihar over alleged murder of medicine supplier.
The angry protestors were accused the police for their failure in arresting the criminals and burned their vehicles on road and pelted stones.
It is learnt that in order to control the situation, police personnel from all neighboring police stations were rushed to the spot. The police in retaliating to the situation opened fire. 15 rounds were fired in which a local, Jitendra Kumar was shot. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injury.
Soon after the incident was reported to the police, senior district officials including ASP Aamir Javed and SDO Ashok Mandal reached the spot for talks with the protestors to call off the protest.
It is reported that these people are protesting against the killing of the drug businessman in Tajpur along with the kidnapping of a minor girl.