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Mob kills police officer in Bihar

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Patna, Nov 18:

  A police official who was badly beaten by a mob succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday in Bihar’s Vaishali district, police said.

Mob demonstrating in front of RPF police station
Ajit Kumar was attacked when he and his colleagues intervened during a clash between two communities over the killing of two people in a road accident earlier in the day.

The clash took place in Lalganj when a mob set ablaze the house of the driver-and-owner of an auto-rickshaw after Rajendra Choudhary, 65, and his granddaughter died in a road accident on Tuesday, a police officer said.

Ajit Kumar and his colleagues tried to control the situation, firing repeatedly in the air in a bid to disperse the mob.

But the villagers stoned the police and chased the policemen away. Ajit Kumar was caught by the mob and thrashed.

He was admitted in a serious condition at the Patna Medical College and Hospital where he died, a police official said.

In view of the tense situation, additional security forces have been deployed in Lalganj.

Taking a serious view of the incident, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has directed police officials to act against the police officer’s killers.(IANS)