An inquiry has been summoned into the incident by Asangba Chuba Ao, Divisional Commissioner, Magadh that has to be concluded within seven days
by Nirlipta Patnaik
Election Commission of India commands the immediate removal of SP Lipi Singh & DM of Munger. It further summons an inquiry into the incident by Asangba Chuba Ao, Divisional Commissioner, Magadh within seven days. New SP and DM to be posted by today.
Election Commission of India (ECI) orders immediate removal of SP & DM of Munger. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident by Asangba Chuba Ao, Divisional Commissioner, Magadh that has to be completed with the next seven days. New DM & SP to be posted in Munger today itself. https://t.co/hQicA6zArM
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2020
On October 26 ,The clash between Policemen and mob during the Durga idol immersion which resulted in the death of 18 year old boy resulted in massive outrage among the people .
The furious mob on Thursday arson SDO & SP office in Munger, setting vehicles on fire & destroying the office and demanding justice for the eighteen-year-old boy .
Bihar: Unidentified persons cause arson at SDO & SP office in Munger, setting several vehicles on fire & damaging office
The mob was protesting against a man’s death during firing incident on Oct 26 at the time of Goddess Durga immersion & demanded action against Munger SP & SDO pic.twitter.com/0VFC7nIMfi
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2020
Traditionally, the immersion of idol takes place three days after Dushera, but due to the elections, the official insisted on immersion of idol on the same day . The procession took a violent turn with the intervention of policemen which resulted in the clash between mob and policemen resulted in the death of an 18-year-old boy, injuring 27 people, including 20 people.
The video surfaced on the Internet where the body of the boy lying unconsciously on the road with head split into halves invoked the emotional aspect of people, resulting in massive outrage and criticism throughout the country.
All Munger Police Men who are in this video should be Suspended, arrested and Charged in Murder case. @NitishKumar ji @SushilModi Ji @rsprasad ji Nation is waiting for action
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) October 27, 2020
Eyewitnesses said the police opened fire to control the violence that broke out following an argument between a mob participating in the immersion of Durga idols and police personnel. The police initially used tear gas shells but they proved ineffective.
SP of police Lipi Singh said “The mob pelted stones and opened fire on police which led to the death of one person and injured 27 people including 20 policemen,”
During Durga puja immersion, some anti-social elements restored to stone pelting which injured 20 policemen after this someone from the crowd fired leading to one death. Situation under control: Lipi Singh, SP Munger pic.twitter.com/gWjBxofjdw
— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2020
Further, The official Twitter account of Munger Police was deactivated being criticized massively by people .