Sasaram: A farmer was killed by miscreants triggering a protest by local people in Bihar's Rohtas district on Sunday.

The protesters blocked the Vikramganj-Dehri Road for several hours demanding compensation to the next of kin of the slain farmer Lakhichandra Chaudhary (55), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Vikramganj, Pramod Kumar said.

Miscreants slit Chaudhary's throat last night while he was guarding his vegetable crop in Hariharganj village under Nasriganj police station area.