Protesters turn restive over delay in finding bodies

Protesters turn restive over delay in finding bodies

Angered by delay in finding the bodies of four labourers feared killed after an under construction bridge over river Kareh collapsed, a mob torched a JCB machine and other equipment today at Akraha village in Bihar's Darbhanga district.

Local people gathered near the river since morning suddenly turned restive and set fire to a JCB machine, a generator set and other equipment at the construction site, Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Kari Mahto said.

A protester was injured after the JCB machine exploded, he said. The protesters also blocked a passenger train.

The SDO, who is camping on the spot with the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jairam Sharma since yesterday, said that a 15-member NDRF team was removing hyacinth plants in the river to locate the bodies of the four labourers who fell into it after the bridge collapsed yesterday.