Two persons were killed and five others injured on Saturday when police opened fire on demonstrator who were protesting against the alleged misbehaviour by the men in uniform against women during a search operation in Bihar’s Aurangabad district.
Zonal Inspector-General (IG) Kundan Krishnan said a woman and a 12-year-old boy were killed in the incident which took place at the Madanpur block headquarters. The victims are yet to be identified.
Police said five persons were injured in the melee which ensued as a result of the firing.
Aurangabad Sub-Divisonal Officer (SDO) Bhim Prasad said that police personnel at the Madanpur block headquarters fired in self-defence after “a mob” attacked them and tried to ransack the office buildings.
“One police guard was severely beaten up by the villagers and his condition is serious. The other guards opened fire when the mob turned on them,” said the SDO.
Officials said that people in villages around Madanpur were agitated over search operations conducted on Friday night by police and CRPF jawans during which the personnel allegedly misbehaved with women and elderly persons.
The villagers were holding a protest at the Madanpur block headquarters demanding action against the guilty police and CRPF personnel.
Sources said the deceased woman was a resident of Kanaudi village while the boy was from Madanpur.
This is the second incident of police firing in Bihar this month in which people have lost their lives.
Two persons were killed and seven others injured in police firing at Akbarpur in Rohtas district on July 8, 2014 an issue which had rocked the Bihar Assembly for four days.