Police fire on flood victims in Bihar

Supaul: At least 12 persons were on Thursday injured when police baton-charged and fired on flood victims at Birpur village in Supaul district of Bihar.

The flood victims were protesting outside the office of Birpur Sub-Divisional officer demanding government help to mitigate their problem.

The police action was taken to disperse the victims of the 2008 Kosi river flood as they refused to withdraw their agitation, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Supaul, Vikas Kumar said.

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