Five Bihar cops suspended after liquor bottle, chicken found in patrol vehicle that crushed pregnant woman to death

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Patna: Five policemen in prohibition-bound Bihar’s Gopalganj district were placed under suspension on Saturday after a liquor bottle and a chicken were found in their patrol vehicle that crushed a pregnant woman to death.

“An assistant sub-inspector, four constables and a police driver who were in the patrol team were placed under suspension after a preliminary probe. It is yet to be ascertained if they were under the influence of alcohol at the time,” said Gopalganj SP. Blood samples of the five cops have been collected and sent to a laboratory for tests.

Kiran Devi, a pregnant woman in her late 20s, was crushed to death under the wheels of the Tata Sumo patrol vehicle of Mohammadpur police station in the wee hours of Friday. Photographs taken by the local people showed a bottle of foreign liquor and a white chicken on the back seat of the vehicle. The villagers claimed the five cops in the vehicle were in a drunken condition.

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