Mob throws murder accused, policeman off balcony

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A mob on Friday threw a man out of the first-floor balcony of a house injuring him seriously after he allegedly shot dead another person, and they resorted to violence in which 11 policemen were injured here in Nalanda district.

One policeman who tried to rescue the accused was pushed off the balcony too and he was also injured, Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar Porika said.

Six journalists were also injured in the violence in Mahalpar area.

The incident, a video of which has gone viral on social media, took place when the accused was hiding in a house after gunning down a 28-year-old man identified as Diwakar Kumar and was captured by the local people, the SP said.

The mob ransacked the house and set fire to at least six vehicles.

Altogether 11 policemen including two deputy SP level officers were injured in a clash with locals who indulged in stone pelting, the SP said.

Nine persons were arrested in this connection, Porika said adding that heavy police force has been deployed in the area.

The situation is under control now, he added.

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