Mob attack police station; police fire in air to control

As the situation appeared to get out of control, the police fired in the air to disperse the protesters, Police said.

Published: 16th June 2016 04:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2016 04:52 PM   |  A+A-


PURNEA: Angry over a road accident which left two persons dead, a mob today attacked a police station with stones and set the guard room on fire, prompting police to fire in air to disperse them at Tikapatti of Purnea district in Bihar.

The mob attacked Tikapatti police station pelting stones on the premises before torching the guard room to vent their anger at the death of two persons in a road accident last night, Superintendent of Police Nishant Kumar Tiwari said.

As the situation appeared to get out of control, the police fired in the air to disperse the protesters, he said.

The situation was brought under control and additional policemen were deployed at the police station as a precautionary measure.

Some other protesters blocked the road at Rupauli in protest of the road accident, he said.

A bike with three riders had rammed into a stationary bamboo-laden truck at Tikapatti Baria locality in which two bikers were killed, while another sustained injuries last night, the SP said, adding, the injured was admitted to a government hospital at Rupauli.

The bikers were going to attend the wedding of elder brother of one of the two victims in the road accident, Tiwari said.

He said that the truck was impounded, but its driver managed to escape, the SP added.


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