Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar shot dead in
An indefinite curfew was imposed in Ara town and red alert was
sounded in Bihar's four districts Friday, after unidentified
gunmen shot dead Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', chief of the
outlawed Ranvir Sena, police said.
violent protests rocked Bihar for the third consecutive day Sunday
over the killing of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya'.
Protestors indulged in violence and arson in several districts
including Arwal, Jehenabad, Lakhisarai, Gaya and Aurangabad.
Supporters of Ranvir Sena, an outlawed upper caste vigilante
group, blocked roads in Arwal, Jehenabad and Aurangabad districts,
police said. "They attacked vehicles, clashed with police and
forced shops and markets to close down," police officials in Arwal
and Jehenabad said.
According to a railway official, protestors blocked tracks at the
Jehenabad railway station and disrupted train services.
A ruling Janata Dal-United legislator, Anuj Kumar Sinha, was
attacked and his car was damaged in Jehenabad while he was on his
way to Gaya. "He was forced to return to Patna due to violence and
arson," a police official said.
Shops in Barahia in Lakhisarai and Konch Bazaar in Gaya were
forced to shutdown. Protestors also attacked vehicles and
policemen in these areas, police said.
Violence was also reported from Aurangabad, according to
Unidentified gunmen killed Brahmeshwar Singh Friday in Ara town of
Bhojpur district, triggering attacks by his supporters on police
vehicles and government offices in Ara.
Violence also erupted Saturday during the funeral procession of
the Ranvir Sena chief in Patna. After the procession entered Patna
for the cremation, Singh's supporters set afire a police outpost,
and attacked police personnel and mediapersons, police said.