NEW DELHI, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed and 25 others, including 20 policemen, were injured Friday when police allegedly fired upon protesters in India's eastern state of Bihar, officials said.
The protesters were fired upon in Samastipur district, about 84 km northeast of Patna, the capital city of Bihar.
According to police, the people were protesting over the murder of a local businessman.
Samastipur Superintendent of Police (SP) Deepak Ranjan told a local news channel that the person died in mob violence.
The businessman was shot dead on Thursday evening while he was returning home from his shop.
The killing triggered protests in the area during which protesters reportedly targeted a local police station and torched around 20 vehicles, including police vans.
Following the violence authorities have announced prohibitory orders in the district.