Bihar arrests 31 for arson at Police station

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ARA: 31 persons were arrested on Monday by Bihar Police for their alleged involvement in arson and violence following the custodial death of a mason at Barhara village of Bihar’s Bhojpur district, 55km west of Patna.

On Sunday an angry mob had partially burnt down Barhara Police station, torched vehicles parked on its premises and looted firearms after Ram Sajjan Tatwa, a mason, who was picked by Police following his daughter’s complaint, died in Police detention.

The Police received complaint from Tatwa’s daughter that her father used to return home drunk and beat up her and her mother.

All the arrested persons were named as accused in the FIR lodged on the basis of the statement by Barhara Station House Officer S Kumar, who had since been suspended said Mr. Kshatranil Singh, Superintendent of Police (SP), Bhojpur.

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