Patna: Farmers assaulted by cops in Bihar's Buxar set police vehicles on fire

Patna: Farmers assaulted by cops in Bihar's Buxar set police vehicles on fire

The district police claimed that they have arrested four persons for creating arson in the village.

IANSUpdated: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 03:00 PM IST
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Patna: Farmers assaulted by cops in Bihar's Buxar set police vehicles on fire |

Patna: Farmers in Buxar intensified their protests on Wednesday which turned violent after they set fire to police vehicles. The villagers also pelted stones on the police party.

The situation is currently tense in the village prompting the district police have deployed a large number of forces.

The district police claimed that they have arrested four persons for creating arson in the village.

Police assaulted farmers sleeping in their homes

A large number of police personnel allegedly assaulted farmers in Bihar's Buxar district, who had been protesting for the last 85 days against a thermal power company, while they were sleeping in their homes.

The incident occurred at the Banarpur village in Chausa sub-division of the district.

Earlier on the Tuesday, the farmers had locked the main gate of the company's office and demanded adequate compensation for the lands it had acquired for the thermal power project.

Police also misbehaved with women

Around midnight while they were sleeping in their homes, the police personnel came and started knocking on the doors, the farmers claimed.

When they opened the doors, the personnel started beating them with batons and also misbehaved with some women who were present at the scene, they added.

A video of the police attack has gone viral on social media, leading to outrage in the region.

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