Arun Lata  Sharma

Sitamarhi :  A 20 year old man was killed in a shootout during an orchestra programme at village Majhaulia under Bathanaha police station in Sitamarhi district on November 22, 2020, night. Avinash Kumar, 20, a native of village Majhaulia, was dancing  along with orchestra troupe members when some miscreants brandishing pistols scaled on the dais and fired few on rounds him. A seriously injured Avinash Kumar was rushed to a Nursing Home at Sitamarhi Town where the doctors pronounced him brought dead.

After the shootout, there was melee  in the audience gallery. The programme was organised on the occasion of Chhath Puja near Durga temple. Senior police officials are camping there. The deceased ‘s mother Lila Devi has named six villagers in the FIR but none has been arrested so far.

It may be mentioned here that Avinash’s father, a school teacher, too  was killed six years ago but none had arrested in that case. The Bathanaha police said that no permission was sought to organise such the programme nor Covid-19 safety norms were followed by the organisers.