11 injured in police-mob clash in Dumka district
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 22:54
Dumka: Eleven people, including seven policemen, were on Tuesday injured when a mob clashed with the police at Parbalsa village in Dumka district, the police said here.

"After baton charge and bursting of tear gas shells fell to control a mob, the police fired wounding four persons," Superintendent of Police Hemant Toppo said.

The police action came after the mob attacked them for being stopped from damaging one Jaidhan Hembram?s house, the SP told reporters here.

Officer-in-charge of Tonra police station Saiffuddin Ahmed was among seven policemen who were injured in the attack, the SP said and added the mob shot arrows and hurled stones on the police.

Trouble started when Hembram did not turn up at "Mode Manjhi", a traditional tribal panchayat, convened to settle a land dispute allegedly involving Hembram and two others---Durgi Soren and Gale Soren, the SP said.

The panchayat was convened at the insistence of the Sorens despite Sub-divisional Officer Sanjay Kumar Singh had intervened on April 4 and settled the dispute in favour of the Sorens, the police officer said.


First Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 22:54

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