Senior police officer among 12 injured in violence by students in Bihar

Madhubani:  Twelve people, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), were injured and dozens of vehicles torched by stone-pelting students demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the mysterious disappearance of a student, as police fired in the air to control the situation in Madhubani in Bihar today.

Students took out a procession from R K College premises demanding arrest of the culprits and a CBI probe into the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Prashant Kumar from Indian Public School last month, police said.

The protesters turned violent as they reached near civil court premises and started pelting stones at a prisoners' van, Superintendent of Police (SP) P Saurabh Kumar said.

They let out the prisoners before setting it on fire, the SP said.

The students later marched towards the district collectorate and the nearby government hospital where they tore down hoardings and banners of the government, he said.

On reaching the town police station, the students pelted stones at the police station premises before setting on fire dozens of vehicles parked there, Mr Kumar said.

At least 12 persons, including Deputy Superintendent of Police, Headquarters, S Khalifa and three constables, sustained injuries in heavy stone pelting by the protesters.

The injured were admitted to a hospital.

To control the situation, police used teargas shells and fired in the air, Mr Kumar said. Additional policemen with anti-riot vehicles were deployed in the town.

The students were demanding the arrest of District Project Officer, Education, Jagpat Chaudhary, education department employee Narayan Jha and teacher Bechan Jha.

Story First Published: October 12, 2012 18:16 IST

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