Mob fury over Patna accident
Two children are killed by a speeding bus in Patna triggering a mob attack on a police outpost at the Gulzarbagh railway station, report M Mishra and Ramashankar.Updated: Jul 14, 2007 02:38 IST
Two children were killed by a speeding bus in Patna triggering a mob attack on a police outpost at the Gulzarbagh railway station under Mehadiganj police station on Thursday.
The protest spread to the adjoining railway racks and protesters held up the movement of trains for nearly two hours.
Ravi Kumar and Bhola Thakur were admitted to the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital with injuries sustained in the police firing, to control the mob, and brick-batting. Ravi was critical and referred to the PMCH.
A recklessly driven private bus mowed down Abhishek Kumar alias Vikas(6), and Suraj Kumar(7), who were returning home after making purchases at a nearby shop. Immediately, locals blocked the Old Bypass road and disrupted vehicular traffic.
The protesters burnt the bus (BR01-4361), brutally beat up the driver and tried to push cleaner Pappu Rai into the flames.
Eyewitnesses said people also got furious with the late arrival of the police. A group attacked the police outpost, burnt a jeep, a Bolero, an auto-rickshaw and three bicycles.
First Published: Jul 13, 2007 02:19 IST