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Teenage girl killed, 4 persons wounded as ex-MLA opens fire in Bihar

The firing reportedly took place following a land dispute between ex-MLA Suryadev Singh and his nephew and associate Guddu Kumar.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2017 20:51 IST
Prasun K Mishra
Prasun K Mishra
Hindustan Times, Sasaram (Bihar)
Firing,Ex-MLA,Suryadev Singh
A girl was killed and four persons were injured when former Bihar MLA Suryadev Singh allegedly opened fire at his nephew in Bihar’s Bikramganj.(AFP/ Representational Photo)

A 13-year-old girl was killed and four persons, including three children were injured, when former Bihar MLA and JD(U) leader Suryadev Singh allegedly opened fire at his 35-year-old nephew in Bikramganj on Sunday evening, police said.

Police cordoned off the house in Tenduni village of Bikramganj in Rohtas district after the incident that took place around 5.30pm.

The deceased girl was identified as 13-year-old Johara Khatoon, while the other three injured children were Diwakar Kumar, 12, Prakash Kumar, 4 and Sahil Kumar, 6.

Niraj Kumar Singh, assistant superintendent of police in Bikramganj, said the injured were admitted at the Sadar hospital.

Reports said the firing took place following a land dispute between the Janata Dal (United) leader and his nephew and associate Guddu.

Suryadev Singh was on the second floor of his house when Guddu passed by the lane. They had some altercation and the ex-MLA fired from his licensed gun, injuring Guddu and the children.

Angry villagers surrounded the house which was locked from inside after the incident, police said.

ASP Singh reached the place and tried to pacify the mob.

The ex-MLA had complained to the authorities that Guddu had forcibly occupied his share of a plot of land. He had also sat on an indefinite strike at Bikramganj some four months back demanding justice.

First Published: Apr 02, 2017 20:48 IST