Arrah: A curfew has been imposed in Arrah in Bihar after protests against the killing of the chief of the now defunct Ranvir Sena Brahmeshwar Singh on Friday. Eight companies of police personnel and senior officials have been rushed to Arrah.
Brahmeshwar Singh was shot dead earlier on Friday morning when he went out for a morning walk. Angry supporters set two tankers and an auto on fire and chased away police personnel who were trying to take the body for an autopsy.
They also attacked the circuit house, the BDO's office and the local railway station, protesting against the killing. Angry protestors also attacked the District Judge's residence in Arrah.
Singh was on a morning walk when he was accosted by gunmen who pumped several bullets into him, killing him on the spot at Katira Mohalla under Nawada police station, 71 kms from Patna, the police said.
Singh alias Mukhiya ji, who was earlier facing life imprisonment in various carnage cases, was acquitted and released from jail in April this year.
The chief of Ranvir Sena, a private militia of upper caste landlords, is allegedly responsible for perpetrating several killings including Laxmanpur Bathe massacre of 61 Dalits way back in December 1996.
His hand was also suspected in carnages that took place in the districts of Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Nawada in 1990s.
(With additional information from PTI)