Bihar: Man's custodial death enrages mob to torch police station

Arrah (Bihar) Mar. 5 (ANI): An angry mob on Sunday torched Barhara Police Station partially and set a police vehicle on fire over a man's custodial death in Bihar's Bhojpur district.

Ram Sajjan Satva, a resident of Barhara village, died yesterday after he was allegedly beaten up by policemen, following which a crowd gathered outside the police station and pelted stones, injuring several police personnel.

"So far 10 persons have been taken into custody, one officer and one constable have been suspended," said Superintendent of Police Kshatranil Singh.

Several vehicles parked outside the police station, furniture and some documents were set on fire by the mob.

The fire tenders were rushed to bring the situation under control.

The police yesterday held up Satva after his daughter lodged a complaint that her father used to come home drunk and abuse her.

Satva's kins have alleged that he was killed in police custody.

However, the police have claimed that the victim died after he jumped off the vehicle when he was taken to a government hospital for medical examination.

An investigation is currently underway. (ANI)