4 Jharkhand villagers killed in police firing

Ranchi: Four villagers were killed in a police firing in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district on Saturday, an officer said.

According to IG Operations M.H.Bhatia, the villagers forcefully freed Congress MLA Nirmala Devi who has been staging rallies to protest the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) project.

The Congress MLA was taken into the police custody on earlier Saturday morning.

Six policemen were critically injured and two police vehicles were also torched after which the police opened fired at the villagers.