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Protest in Bihar over lynching of school director

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Pat, June 29: A day after the director of a private residential school in Bihar’s landa district was lynched by villagers, hundreds of angry protestors on Monday blocked traffic and demanded action against those involved, police said. Devender Prasad, director of the Devender Prasad Sinha School in Nirpur, about 100 km from Pat, was beaten to death by angry villagers on Sunday after the bodies of two missing students, residents of the school hostel, were found in a pond nearby. The villagers blamed the school authorities for their death. Meanwhile, the post-mortem report revealed that the two students died after they drowned in the pool and were not beaten as no injuries were found on their bodies. In view of the angry protest, the state government suspended the officer in-charge of landa police station, Sunil Kumar Nirjhar, on Monday for negligence of duty. At least ten culprits were also identified through video footage, police said. Additiol Director General of Police headquarters Sunil Kumar told newspersons here that Pat range Deputy Inspector General Shalin will investigate the case. “Pat range DIG will probe into the incident and action will be taken against the culprits involved,” Kumar said. The family of the lynched director demanded a CBI probe, and private schools in landa remained close on Monday in protest against the incident. (IANS)

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