Six cops in­jured in vi­o­lence af­ter stu­dent’s death

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent n ht­varanasi@hin­dus­tan­times.com

VARANASI: Twelve peo­ple, in­clud­ing six cops, sus­tained in­juries as stu­dents resorted to stone-pelt­ing and set four ve­hi­cles afire af­ter a truck mowed down their fel­low stu­dent in Mo­ham­mad­abad Gohna area of Mau on Satur­day, po­lice said. A road­ways bus and a truck were among the ve­hi­cles set afire. The win­dows of two ve­hi­cles were smashed.

VARANASI: Twelve peo­ple, in­clud­ing six po­lice per­son­nel, sus­tained in­juries as stu­dents resorted to stone-pelt­ing and set four ve­hi­cles afire af­ter a truck mowed down their fel­low stu­dent in Mo­ham­mad­abad Gohna area of east­ern UP’s Mau district on Satur­day, po­lice said.

A road­ways bus and a truck were among the ve­hi­cles set afire. The win­dows of two ve­hi­cles were smashed.

Po­lice said a truck laden with ba­nanas hit Push­pankar Ya­dav and and Ab­dul Ra­heem, class 12 stu­dents of AHNV In­sti­tute, on the Bal­lia-Luc­know high­way. Push­pankar died on the spot. Ab­dul Rahim sus­tained crit­i­cal in­juries.

Po­lice said lo­cals and other stu­dents rushed Ab­dul Ra­heem to a hos­pi­tal nearby. Fly­ing into a rage, the stu­dents set four ve­hi­cles on fire. They broke win­dow panes of sev­eral other ve­hi­cles.

The an­gry stu­dents also beat up Pu­rushot­tam Gupta, the truck driver. He sus­tained se­vere in­juries and was ad­mit­ted to the hos­pi­tal, po­lice said.

Po­lice said re­in­force­ments were called from var­i­ous po­lice sta­tions in the district. See­ing the se­cu­rity per­son­nel, the stu­dents resorted to stone pelt­ing in which 12 peo­ple —sub-in­spec­tor SK Pandey, five con­sta­bles, four pas­sen­gers and two jour­nal­ists — were in­jured.

The melee con­tin­ued for about four hours on Bal­lia-Luc­know road.

Su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Ab­hishek Ya­dav, along with heavy po­lice force, reached the spot and brought the sit­u­a­tion un­der con­trol.

Mo­ham­mad­abad cir­cle of­fi­cer Anil Ku­mar said the sit­u­a­tion was ‘com­pletely nor­mal’. Af­ter post-mortem, the body of the stu­dent was handed over to his kin.

As a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure, the lo­cal po­lice have been asked to keep a strict vigil in the area at night. Fur­ther probe is on.

Po­lice­men try­ing to pacify the ag­i­ta­tors and (right) a bus was set afire by the pro­tes­tors in Mo­ham­mad­abad, Mau on Satur­day.

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