Friday, June 1, 2012

Violence in Arrah over Ranvir Sena chief's death

Arrah (Bihar), June 1 (ANI): Massive violence broke out in Bihar's Arrah town on Friday following the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh alias 'Mukhyia'.

According to reports, Mukhiya's supporters pelted stones on government establishment and lit various offices on fire. They have reportedly burnt five buses. They have also vandalised furniture within the circuit house premises.

The concerned authorities have deployed heavy police personnel to control the agitating crowd, who have gone on a rampage following Mukhiya's death. Extra police personnel have also been called from outside to assist the local police deal with this untoward situation.

Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh Mukhiya was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Bihar's Bhojpur District on Friday morning. Singh was on a morning walk near his house when unidentified assailants shot him.

Ranvir Sena is a right-wing upper-caste landlord militia mainly based in Bihar, India. This group is thought to be formed by Bhumihar Brahmin landlords. It carries out actions against Dalits and other members of the scheduled caste community as well as the Naxalites. The Ranvir Sena has been involved in many murders, rapes and thefts. It has, on several occasions, been accused of human rights abuses. It is regarded as a terrorist group.

The Ranvir Sena has committed violent acts against Naxalite sympathisers and other members of the militant communist party. The Bihar State government banned the Ranvir Sena in July 1995 and since then the Ranvir Sena remains proscribed. (ANI)

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