Police clash with police in Patna after death of woman constable

Policemen, who said that a woman colleague died because of their seniors’ negligence, beat up top officers and damaged vehicles in Patna

Police in Bihar’s Patna clashed with police in Bihar’s Patna over the death of a woman constable this morning.

The clashes took place at Patna’s Police Lines where hundreds of policemen went on a rampage. The angry personnel damaged police vehicles and attacked seniors.

The violence was triggered by the death of Savita Pathak, a woman constable posted at the Police Lines.

Savita’s colleagues claim that she had not been keeping well for the last few days and had applied for leave. However, the colleagues claim, she was denied leave for her treatment and this worsened her condition.

This morning, she was rushed to a private hospital following a dip in her health. However, she died during treatment.

Following this, police personnel at the Police Lines got violent and went on a rampage. They attacked their seniors, broke window panes of several police jeeps and buses, and also overturned vehicles of their seniors.

Civilians present outside the police lines also came under attack, as did media personnel who reached the spot to cover the violence.

As the situation went out of hand, the Senior Superintendent of Police, Patna, Manu Maharaj as well as the rural superintendent of police and other senior officers reached the spot.

The top police officers too were attacked by the agitating policemen. The situation was finally brought under by the Bihar Military Police, an armed division of the state police.

Patna SSP Manu Maharaj said they were carrying out investigations to ascertain the cause behind the incident.

Source: India Today

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