BJP Officials suspends Manoj Baitha, accused of killing 9 in Muzaffarpur hit-and-run case


On Monday BJP Party Worker Manoj Baitha was Suspended who was accused of killing 9 in Muzaffarpur and Bihar police on Monday filed an FIR against Manoj Baitha, who has been absconding since the incident.FIR has been registered against him and he will be arrested soon. All police stations have been alerted.” Bihar DGP PK Thakur told reporters in Patna on Monday.

Earlier eyewitnesses in a statement to the police had said that “the driver fled after his SUV overturned few meters away from the spot”. According to the police officials here, “mobile phone of the accused has also been found lying in the SUV”.Nine children of a government middle school were crushed to death by a speeding SUV which belonged to district level BJP leader Manoj Baitha on Saturday.

The incident had triggered a violent protest by parents and other villagers who allegedly beat up teachers and vandalized Dharampur government Middle school’s building.The parents of the deceased students have demanded Baitha’s arrest, while the villagers blocked the National Highway 77 that runs through the district in protest. The Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal staged a protest against the incident outside the Assembly and demanded action against the accused.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has said the police were directed to take “sternest possible action” against Mr Baitha irrespective of his political affiliations.

The opposition RJD has accused the Nitish Kumar government of trying to shield Mr Baitha and alleged that the BJP worker was “drunk” while behind the steering wheel even though sale and consumption of alcohol is banned in the state.

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