Four injured in police firing in Bihar

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 14:00 hrs

Patna, Oct 12 (IANS) Four people were injured Friday when police opened fire to control violent protestors in the district headquarter town of Madhubani in Bihar, police said.

"People clashed with police after pelting stones and torching some vehicles. Top police officials were rushed from neighbouring districts. Additional police personnel have also been deployed in the town," police spokesperson S.K. Bharadwaj said.

The situation in Madhubani was tense but under control, according to a Madhubani police official.

Police said a headless body was found 11 days ago in the town. The family members of a missing youth, Prashant Kumar, claimed that the body was his and demanded that it be handed over to them.

Hundreds of people joined them, but when police refused to give in to their demand they started pelting stones and torched the collectorate building, the police station of Madhubani town and several vehicles parked there, a police official said.

Police opened fire and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse the protestors, the police official said adding that four people were injured in the police action.

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