Bihar police officer killed in encounter with Maoist supporters

January 30, 2016 10:46 pm | Updated September 23, 2016 04:07 am IST - Patna:

A police official was killed on Saturday in an encounter with alleged Maoist sympathisers in the Naxal-affected Munger district of Bihar.

Later, in police firing, two tribal people were injured after they laid siege to a police station.

Police said that on a tip-off a police team led by ASP Navin Kumar went to Lathiakoresi village to arrest a suspected Maoist Lallan Koda but in the exchange of fire, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Bhavesh Singh, posted at Dharhara police station of Munger district, suffered bullet injuries.

“The injured was brought to the Sadar hospital where doctors declared him dead”, said Varun Sinha, Munger Superintendent of Police. A Maoist sympathiser was also injured in the firing.

Later, protesting the police operation the villagers, mostly tribal, gheraoed the neighbouring Piri police station which forced the policemen to take shelter inside the premises for sometime.

Two villagers injured

Two of the villagers have said to be injured in the police firing.

“Reinforcement has been done to the police station where situation is tense but under control now”, said a senior police official at Patna headquarters.

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