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Munger Firings: Angry crowd set ablaze police vehicles

An 18-year-old man was killed while several others were injured in a firing incident following a clash between the police and people during the Durga idol immersion in Bihar's Munger district.

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Munger Firings: Angry citizens set ablaze police vehicles

The horrifying incident of police brutality in Bihar’s Munger took place on Monday that killed one devotee and several others were injured. The people have been demanding action against the accused police officers ever since. Followed by no action on the culprits, outrageous crowd gate crashed the SP office on Thursday sabotaging the SDO residence, according to a Hindi news daily, Kashish Bihar.

Moreover, two police vehicles were set ablaze by the crowd in the district.

An 18-year-old man was killed while several others were injured in a firing incident following a clash between the police and people during the Durga idol immersion in Bihar’s Munger district on Monday evening.

During Durga puja immersion, some anti-social elements resorted to stone-pelting which left 20 policemen injured. After this someone from the crowd fired, leading to one death. The situation is under control,” said Lipi Singh, Superintendent of Police, Munger, as quoted by NDTV.

As the first phase of Bihar assembly elections concluded on Wednesday, Munger hit the headlines for registering the least voter turnout at 47.36%, which was 52.24% in the 2015 assembly poll. It’s the anger, fear, and discontent against the district administration that kept a sizeable number of voters away from the polling booths in the district following police firing on a group of devotees in which a youth was killed and around 10 persons sustained injured in Munger town.

As per residents of the district, the low turnout in the district is the result of the police firing on devotees over the issue of idol immersion as more than 150 persons aged between 12 to 28 years belonging to Bekapur, Sadipur, Lohapatti, Mayur Chowk, and Kiranapatti localities were missing after the incident.

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