Four killed in eastern India during coal mine protest
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BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - Four people died in eastern India when police opened fire during clashes with villagers who allege state-run NTPC Ltd violate forestry rights and does not offer enough compensation when acquiring land for a coal mining site.
Senior police officer M.S. Bhatia said the deaths occurred after "hundreds" of villagers attacked policemen in Hazaribag district of India's eastern Jharkhand state.
At first police used tear gas and rubber bullets, but were forced to open fire when protests intensified, Bhatia added.
Police said five villagers and seven policemen had also been injured during the clashes.
Villagers have been protesting for several days against a mining site run by NTPC. They have been demanding better compensation and jobs in return for land that was acquired.
NTPC could not immediately be reached for comment.
Conflicts over land rights often erupt in India as the country seeks more land for industrial and development projects.
(Reporting by Jatindra Dash; Writing by Aditya Kalra; Editing by Alexander Smith)
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