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Indian man detained for allegedly threatening to kill Obama
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08:34, May 11, 2009

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Indian police have detained a man in the northern state of Bihar for allegedly calling up the U.S. embassy in New Delhi and threatening to kill U.S. President Barack Obama, reported the Indo-Asian News Service on Sunday.

Ranjan Kumar, in his 30's is now being quizzed and his mental state checked, said the report quoting police sources.

Kumar, a resident of Darbhanga village in Aurangabad district, about 150 km from the Bihar state capital Patna, made a phone call to the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, spoke to an official and said he wanted to kill Obama, said police.

He was taken away by police on Saturday on information provided by the state intelligence, after the U.S. embassy passed the threat message to the Indian government, according to the report.

A team of U.S. embassy "is reaching to quiz him," said the report quoting police sources.

Kumar, the son of a retired railway official, graduated from Gaya College under Magadh University in Bihar. Till a few months ago, he was staying in New Delhi to prepare for various competitive examinations, said the report.


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