Patna: An individual was killed and almost 20 others, together with a dozen-odd police officers, injured throughout a police baton cost and firing by unidentified individuals throughout the immersion of Maa Durga’s idol in Munger in Bihar, police mentioned on Tuesday.
The mishap was reported from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Chowk round 11.30 pm on Monday. As per the custom, the idol was ferried by 32 individuals referred to as ‘kahar’ to the river financial institution.
Since polling in all three Meeting constituencies in Munger district is slated for October 28, authorities needed the immersion to be accomplished speedily. “This led to an altercation between police and devotees who soon turned violent. Police baton-charged the gathering to disperse it when someone fired shots,” mentioned Sanjay Kumar Singh, Extra Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar.
An individual recognized as Anurag Kumar, 22, misplaced his life whereas Sumit Kumar, Dabloo Kumar, Vikash Kumar, Chandan Kumar, Dev Prakash, Ritesh Kumar, Aditya Kumar, Saurav Kumar, and Amit Paswan, all within the 20-40 age group, sustained gunshot accidents within the incident. They had been referred to Bhagalpur the place they had been mentioned to be out of hazard.
“Around a dozen-odd police officials, including six SHOs, were also injured. Police detained around 100 persons in this connection. Their questioning is underway,” Singh mentioned.
District administration deployed further paramilitary pressure within the are to revive peace. ADG (Legislation and) Order Amit Kumar and ADG (Headquarters) Jitendra Kumar went to Munger to evaluate the state of affairs.
In the meantime, the Rashtriya Janata Dal demanded a court-monitored inquiry. “It is the failure of law and order and Munger SP should be suspended immediately,” mentioned RJD chief Chitranjan Gagan.