Kumar Rajiv Nayan

Ara : Taking serious note of the vandalism and arson after the death of a mason Chhena Tatwa in police custody at Barhara on March 4, 2017, Bhojpur DM Birendra Prasad Yadav on March 7 formed a five- member committee comprising Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC) Inayat Khan, ADM Surednra Prasad, ADM (Public Grievance Redressal) Rajesh Kumar, ASP (operations) Md, Sajid and DSP (headquarters) J P Karn to inquire into the March 5 incident. The DM has asked the inquiry committee to submit its report within three days.

After the death of  mason Chhena Tatwa on March 4, 2017 in police custody, hundreds of women and children resorted to rampage and arson on March 5, 2017, and set ablaze Barhara police station and all its furniture, documents, and about two dozen police and private vehicles parked on the police station campus.

Police had arrested Chhena Tatwa in a drunken state on March 4 after his daughter Nitu Tatwa complained that her father uses filthy language and tries to outrage her modesty in drunken state and took him to Barhara police station but the arrested person died in police custody. Police said that Chhena Tatwa alias Ramjas Tatwa, 38, son of Paras Tatwa, jumped down from the running vehicle and succumbed to his injuries but his daughter Nita Tatwa and wife Shobhanti Devi accused police of assaulting him resulting in his death.

SDPO, Ara,  Sanjay Kumar said that Chhena Tatwa tried to escape from the running police jeep and jumped off the vehicle sustaining head injuries. He said that Nitu Tatwa, daughter of the deceased, had complained to police in writing that her father always used filthy language and forced  her to marry him in drunken state.

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