Man injured in lathicharge dies at hospital | Patna News

PATNA: The slum dwellers of Malahi Pakri, which falls under the Patrakar Nagar police station area in Patna, staged a protest on Wednesday against the death of one Rajesh Thakur, a tea seller. They alleged that the 36-year-old suffered serious injuries in the police lathicharge during an anti-encroachment drive on Tuesday and died at a private hospital where he was being treated.
The protesters blocked the road for at least four hours and burned tyres and bamboos. Later, Patna Sadar SDO, Naveen Kumar, and other senior officials of the district administration rushed to the spot after which the blockade was lifted at 2pm.
Kumar claimed that there was no evidence yet to prove that Thakur had died due to the police lathicharge on Tuesday. “In view of the allegations levelled against police, a post-mortem has been conducted. Once the report arrives, the cause of the death will be clear,” Kumar said, adding that Thakur’s family had been given Rs 20,000 for cremating his body.
According to sources, the area where the eviction drive was conducted has been transferred to the Patna Metro Rail Corporation Limited. There were several hutments there.

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