K. Balchand

"Irregularities in BPL list"

PATNA: Two persons were killed and half a dozen, including a woman, injured when police opened fire at people protesting irregularities in preparation of the below poverty line list in Matihani block, in Bihar's Begusarai district on Friday.

A huge crowd had gathered at the block office to receive ration coupons but officials deferred the exercise on the ground that the BPL list would be published first.

At this, the restive crowd protested alleging that the "rich" were favoured in the preparation of the list and that the enumerators did not even visit the houses of the poor.

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