Seven policemen and a Maoist were killed died as a prison van collided with a truck in Bihar's Sitamarhi district on Saturday. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Town), Ashish Anand told PTI the accident happened near Gaighat village under the jurisdiction of Runnisaidpur police station around 5 AM.
The prison van was carrying two hardcore Maoists from Bhagalpur to Sitamarhi court, he said. Twelve policemen were also in the van. One Naxal and seven policemen died after the accident, he said, adding another ultra and five other policemen were admitted to Sri Krishna Memorial College and Hospital.
The prison van driver Munna Singh was among the dead. The DSP said that while four policemen died on the spot, the Maoist and three other policemen died on the way to SKMCH. The DSP said all injured policemen and the seriouslyinjured Naxal were later shifted to a private hospital.