Seven policemen, including two sub-inspectors, were injured when residents of Ramdhani Road protesting the murder of a local man attacked the Malasalami police station here with stones and brickbats, forcing the police to open fire in the air to control the situation in the state capital today, police sources said.
Vijay Kumar Yadav alias Vijay Gope was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Ramdhani road under Malsalami police station in the Patna city area this morning, sources said.
As the news of his killing spread, angry locals assembled at the police station and blocked the roads, they said, adding the mob turned violent when policemen persuaded them to lift the blockade.
They started throwing stones and brickbats targeting the policemen in which several police personnel sustained injuries, sources said.
As the situation went out of control, police opened fire in the air to disperse the crowd, they said, adding patrolling with additional reinforcements from the police line here was intensified as tension ran in the area.
The local residents were demanding adequate compensation to the bereaved family and ensuring immediate arrest of the culprits.
7 Policemen Injured As Mob Attacks Police Station
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