Incensed over the midnight carnage in Khagaria in which 16 people were killed by suspected Maoists, angry locals stoned the vehicle of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and jeered at his ministerial colleagues when they reached the site, 240 kms from here, on Friday.
The angry villagers of Amosi broke the police cordon, attacked Modi's vehicle with stones, jeered at others accompanying him in the convoy and shouted anti-government slogans, police said. However, Modi and Bihar Land Reforms Minister Narendra Narayan Yadav who were in the vehicle escaped unhurt, official sources said.
Agriculture Minister Renu Kumari Kushwaha was in a car behind Modi's vehicle in the convoy. The state Director General of Police Anand Shankar was also travelling in one of the cars.
The mob was pushed back by the police, the sources said.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had sent the ministerial team led by Modi to make an on-the-spot study of the situation at Amosi Dharen Biara village, and asked them to submit a report by this evening.