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Probe order into police firing

The state government has decided to conduct a probe into police firing at Akbarpur in Rohtas district by a joint team of Patna divisional commissioner N. Viajayalakshmi and Patna zonal inspector-general of police Kundan Krishnan.

A notification issued by the home department on Tuesday stated that the two officials would submit their joint report to the government at the earliest.

Two persons were killed and seven others were injured in the police firing on July 8. A total of 17 policemen had also suffered injuries in the stone pelting by the mob. A BJP team, led by senior party leader Sushil Kumar Modi, left for Rohtas on Tuesday to inquire into the police firing incident. The team would meet family members of the victims on Wednesday.

Minor raped

A five-year-old girl was lured with the promise of mango and then raped at Survir village under Maharajganj police station in Siwan on Monday night.

Ritesh Mishra, the girl’s neighbour, lured the minor daughter of Rameshwar Sah and was taken to a mango orchard and raped. The victim narrated it to her mother Suman Devi. Suman lodged an FIR against Ritesh, who is absconding.