Nalanda/Patna, Jun 29: The Director of a leading school died on Sunday night after being thrashed by a mob following recovery of the bodies of two students from a ditch in Bihar’s Nalanda district. Devendra Prasad, director of Devendra Public School, succumbed during treatment at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Nalanda’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Sidharth Mohan Jain told PTI. A post-mortem was being carried out on the body to ascertain exact cause of the school official’s death, he said.Also Read - 10-year-old Boy Lynched to Death Over Suspicion of Stealing Snacks from Grocery Store

TV footage showed that the Director of the school located near Nirpur village was mercilessly beaten up with lathis by a mob who held him responsible for the death of two students of the school. Some in the crowd mercilessly beat up Prasad with lathis, while some of them kicked him as he lay on the ground with his face down, the officer said. The badly battered Prasad was taken by a police team led by the DSP (Law and Order) Sanjay Kumar to Sadar hospital at Biharsharif where the attending doctors referred him to PMCH at Patna, the SP said. Also Read - Akshay Kumar To Visit Ayodhya As He Kick-Starts Ram Setu Shoot This Week, Says 'It Is a Bridge Between Generations'

 He said strict action will be taken against the guilty persons. An FIR was lodged against those people responsible for the assault on the school official, Jain said. Earlier in the day, the bodies of two students, aged around 7-8 years, of the prestigious residential public school were recovered from a waterbody. Charging the slain official with being responsible for the death of two local students, identified as Ravi Kumar and Sagar Kumar, the villagers attacked the school torching two rooms with LPG cylinders, besides a couple of vehicles. The mob also targeted some policemen who had arrived there to probe the death of two students and pelted stones on the cops, injuring six including Nalanda police station in-charge Sunil Kumar, the SP said. (Read also: PM Narendra Modi supports #SelfieWithDaughter for ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign) Also Read - The Girl On The Train Trailer Out: Parineeti Chopra as Meera is Full of Secrets And Suspense | Watch