Police say the girl was upset with her mother and had left home to catch a bus to her aunt’s house. At the bus stop, she met a man who was known to her and managed to convince the minor to accompany him.
Bhajjan Das lost his two daughters — five-year-old Priti and three-year-old Kiran — in the blaze. He and his disabled wife Manju suffered deep burn wounds and are battling for life in Katihar Sadar Hospital.
The RJD youth wing also organized a blood camp on the eve of Yadav’s birthday which was inaugurated by Tejashwi at the party headquarters in Patna — a practice that has been continuing for three years now.
In 2009, BJP and JD(U) contested together sharing 25-15 seats. While BJP won 12 out of 15 and JD(U) won 20, Kumar later broke the alliance in 2014 over Narendra Modi’s candidature as PM. Following this, both the parties contested separately.
The by-election was necessitated after sitting JD(U) lawmaker Sarfaraz Alam quit his party after JD(U) joined BJP and he shifted to RJD. He recently contested from the Araria Lok Sabha seat in March and also won the by-poll.