By our Correspondent
Patna, Nov 21 (IVC) Two persons from a family of six , on their way to home from a Chhath puja celebration, died on Nov 20 when a man fired at them in Bihar’s Lakhisarai district.
The police said that the firing occurred for the accused had been “refused permission “ to marry a woman from the family. Four other family members, who suffered injuries in the firing by the accused, had been admitted to the Patna Medical College Hospital.
Two of them, including the woman, were in a critical condition, the doctors attending on them said. The accused was at large, the police added. The accused man belonged to a scheduled caste community and the victims were Brahmins, police added. Two years ago, the then couple, who are now about 25 years old, allegedly eloped, and matter reached the Kawaiya police station. The families settled the matter mutually and no police intervention was required.