Protest in Bihar over lynching of school director

Patna, June 29 (IANS) A day after the director of a private residential school in Bihar’s Nalanda district was beaten to death by villagers, hundreds of angry protestors on Monday blocked traffic and demanded action against those involved, police said.

The family of the lynched director demanded a CBI probe, and private schools in Nalanda remained close on Monday in protest against the incident.

“Angry over the barbaric incident, hundreds of people, with the body of Prasad, blocked roads and railway tracks in Hilsa, Nalanda, demanding the arrest of culprits and action against local administration officials, including police,” said Superintendent of Police Sidharth.

Prasad hailed from Hilsa, a small town in Nalanda district.

“I have asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to recommend a CBI probe into the death of my father because my father was lynched in presence of police officials, who watched as silent spectators,” Prasad’s daughter Sawarnlata said.

Nalanda police chief Sanjay Kumar said a case was filed on the basis of the complaint lodged by Prasad’s family and police have begun investigation.

Devender Prasad, director of the Devender Prasad Sinha School in Nirpur, about 100 km from Patna, was beaten to death by angry villagers on Sunday after the bodies of two missing students were found in a pond nearby.

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