DHANBAD: Sadhan Banerjee, neighbour of the Barnwals in Dhanbad, is shaken. "We thought law and order has improved in Bihar which has changed for the better. But we were wrong," a deeply disturbed Banerjee said as he berated police and policing in the state.
According to Banerjee, the Barnwals' house was locked as everyone left for Jamui on hearing the tragic news. "My neighbours planned the family picnic at Rajgir because they believed police, not criminals, ruled the roost in Bihar now. They left on Saturday morning in their Alto car. Ah, what a horrible price they paid only hours later for this wrong notion!" Banerjee said.