Patna: The headmaster
of a government-run middle school was beaten to death by some
people Monday in Bihar's Munger district, police officials said.
Ashok Kumar, headmaster of Bhadwakol middle school under the
Haveli-Kharagpur police station in Munger, about 170 km from here,
was beaten to death by some men, who allegedly demanded 'rangdari
tax' from him for construction of the school building, police
The slain headmaster had lodged an FIR against three people for
their extortion bid, police sid.
According to police, some powerful local men Monday morning
visited the headmaster in the school and asked him to withdraw the
case against them. But the headmaster refused to yield to their
diktat. This angered them, and they first abused him and then
"The headmaster died on the spot and the accused fled," police
The headmaster's family has lodged a case and alleged that he was
killed after he refused to pay 'rangdari tax' to those who
attacked hin later Monday morning.