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SSB men open fire,4 Bihar villagers dead

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel killed four persons,three of them belonging to the same family

Written by Express News Service | Patna |
December 21, 2010 2:47:31 am

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel killed four persons,three of them belonging to the same family,and injured six others after villagers detained two personnel for allegedly attempting to molest a woman on Sunday night. Three personnel have been arrested.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered a joint inquiry into the incident by DIG and Divisional Commissioner of Purnia. He has also announced a Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia for the next of the kin of the deceased.

The SSB is deployed along the seven districts of the state that share border with Nepal.

The incident took place at around 7 am at Atabhaga Tola of Batraha village under Kursakanta police station when seven SSB personnel reached the village from their camp at Ashabhag,430 km from here,in search of two personnel who had not returned to the camp since last night. The villagers had detained the two SSB personnel — Satendra Choudhary and Navlesh Kumar — who had,in an inebriated condition,allegedly tried to molest the wife of one Akbar Ali Ansari. The local residents tried to resolve the matter with the help of police,but without any success. There was a confrontation between the SSB personnel who had come looking for their colleagues and the villagers. Three SSB personnel shot dead three members of Ansari family — Kurbaan (50),Jalil (35) and Shahnawaz (22) and their neighbour Farhat Jahan (30).

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