Bihar asks Tamil Nadu to probe killings


Patna: The Bihar government
has asked Tamil Nadu to probe the killing of five men, including four from
Bihar, who were shot dead by police after being branded bank robbers.

issue was also raised in the state assembly on Friday.

"The state
government has taken up the issue seriously and asked the Tamil Nadu
government to inquire into the killings," Bihar Animal Husbandry Minister
Griraj Singh said.

"The Tamil Nadu government should inquire
whether they were killed in a police encounter," the minister said.

shot dead the five in an alleged Wedneday midnight gun battle in a Chennai
residential locality. Human rights activists have questioned the
authenticity of the battle.

Police claimed the five people had
been staying in a rented apartment, claiming to be students, and they were
linked to bank robberies in Chennai since January.

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