Patna, February 24, 2021: An encounter took place in the Sitamarhi district between liquor smugglers and policemen. Police Sub Inspector Dinesh Ram was killed while Chowkidar Lalbabu Paswan sustained injuries in the incident, while smugglers managed to escape.

According to police, the encounter took place in the Kuari village in Majorganj block of Sitamarhi, near the Indo-Nepal border. Police had received information that a large consignment of liquor was being brought to Bihar via Nepal. As soon as the smugglers’ vehicle was stopped, they opened fire on the police team in which PSI Dinesh Ram and Chowkidar Paswan sustained injuries.

They were rushed to the Sadar Hospital in Sitamarhi where PSI Ram was declared dead on arrival. One of the smugglers was also injured in police firing.