PATNA: A man in Bihar made abortive attempts to hijack a school bus carrying 49 children before he was caught by the people and given a sound beating.
The incident took place in Darbhanga, a north Bihar town some 130 km from Patna, on Thursday morning.
Police said the driver was carrying the Darbhnaga Public School children to school when a motorcycle rider overtook it and began driving himself after throwing the driver out of bus as the children cried for help.
In the meantime, the bus hit with a road-side building and came to a stop.
Soon, the people chasing the school bus caught hold of the the man and gave him a sound beating before handing him over to the police.
The youth identified as Bhaskar Jha reportedly told the police that he was angry after the bus dirtied his clothes.