Lalu Prasad injured in dais collapse

Patna RJD chief Lalu Prasad today suffered minor injuries in his back during a religious event here after the dais he was sitting on collapsed due to overcrowding.

Prasad, along with his sons — Deputy CM of Bihar Tejaswi Yadav and Health Minister Tej Pratap — and daughter Misa Bharti, who is a Rajya Sabha MP, had gone to attend a yagna at Digha here when the dais they were sitting on caved in.

Prasad was taken to IGIMS Hospital. Later, he told reporters that he had suffered a back injury.

Doctors said they conducted an X-ray to assess his injury.