NHRC begins probe into Bihar police firing

July 21st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, July 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday began a probe into police firing in which four people were killed in Bihar last month, an official said.

A pregnant woman and a six-month-old infant were among those killed and nine people were injured June 3 at Bhajanpura village in Araria, 350 km from here, when villagers were protesting an upcoming factory.

“A four-member NHRC team visited the village and began the investigation,” a district official said.

The commission last month decided to investigate the police firing following huge protests by the opposition and rights bodies.

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