'Bihar boy died due to accident, not by attacks'

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In a new twist to the death of a Bihar boy, Railway police released footage of closed circuit TV to claim that it was a case of accidental death and not due to attacks by MNS activists during agitation against North-Indians last week.

"Based on the footage received by CCTV, Pawan Kumar died in a railway accident at Andheri station in the morning," GRP Commissioner A K Sharma said.

Kumar, a resident of Nalanda had come to the city last Saturday to take the railway board exam the next day, Sharma said. The accident occurred around 7.30 am, when he was trying to board a local train. He slipped and fell on platform number one at Andheri, Sharma said.

The CCTV on platform number two had captured the footage which showed he was severely injured and a coolie helped him rush to the hospital, he said, adding Kumar was pronounced dead on reaching the hospital.

Meanwhile, Pawan's father has filed a murder case against MNS chief Raj Thackeray in Patna.

Railway property vandalised in Bihar

Railway property again bore the brunt of students ire in Bihar on Saturday during the dawn-to-dusk shutdown by All India Students Association, the students wing of CPI-ML(Liberation), who vandalised its property in several places to protest the attack on Biharis by MNS in Mumbai.

Bandh supporters entered the Gaya-Kiul passenger train at Sheikhpura, detached the engine from the bogies and forced the driver to take it a few kilometres away, Railway sources said.

As a result train services on Kiul-Gaya section was disrupted for about four hours after which the police baton charged them to retreat.

Five agitators were taken into custody, police said.

Some shops were also looted and vandalised at Sheikhpura by the agitators before being chased away by the police, District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Singh said.

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