Patna: The Bihar Police today said that they have arrested six people, including the main accused, in connection with lynching of the school principal following the recovery of the bodies of two students from a ditch.
The principal, Devendra Prasad, was thrashed by a mob in Nalanda on Sunday and died while he was being treated at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), the police said.
TV footage showed that Mr Prasad was mercilessly beaten up with sticks by a mob who held him responsible for the death of two students of the school. Some in the crowd mercilessly kicked him as he lay on the ground with his face down, the police said.
The badly battered school director was taken by a police team led by the DSP (Law and Order) Sanjay Kumar to Sadar hospital at Biharsharif where the attending doctors referred him to PMCH at Patna, Mr Jain said.
A First Information Report or FIR was lodged against those people responsible for the assault on Mr Prasad.
The bodies of two students, aged around 7-8 years, of the school were recovered from a waterbody on Sunday.
Charging the school principal for being responsible for the death of two the local students, identified as Ravi Kumar and Sagar Kumar, the villagers attacked the school torching two rooms with gas cylinders, besides a couple of vehicles.
The mob also targeted some policemen who had arrived there to probe the death of the students and pelted stones on the cops, injuring six including Nalanda police station in-charge Sunil Kumar, Mr Jain said.