Three Bihar Police personnel, who were part of a raid team, were injured after villagers attacked them in the state’s Gaya district on Friday.
A joint team of Atri and SC/ST police stations went to Kujur village under Atri police station to arrest former Mukhiya Mukesh Singh, who, along with four of his associates, had allegedly physically assaulted MNREGA employee Devendra Kumar a few days ago. The victim had registered an FIR against Singh in SC-ST police station.
When the team, headed by SC/ST police station sub-inspector Vikram Ram, raided Singh’s house, his wife informed them that he was not present. Police officials, on the other hands, suspected that Singh was inside the house, and tried to break the lock of one of the rooms.
Singh’s wife informed him about the incident. Singh, at that time, was participating in a cultural programme held in the village. When he heard about the incident, he. along with a large number of villagers present in the programme, came back home 1and attacked the police team.
Three police personnel sustained injuries in the attack – and the condition of two is said to be critical. The villagers also snatched a rifle from the police team as well.
Atri SHO Diwakar Kumar said that senior officials of the district were informed about the incident.
“The process of identifying the accused is currently underway. Raids are on to nab Singh and other accused,” he said.