Mob of 500 attacks police station in Kolhapur

An irate mob on Sunday attacked a police station injuring four policemen and damaging tow vehicles after a sex scandal accused committed suicide allegedly due to harassment by police in a village near here.

Updated: May 02, 2010, 20:18 PM IST

Kolhapur: An irate mob on Sunday attacked
a police station injuring four policemen including an
inspector and damaging tow vehicles after a sex scandal
accused committed suicide allegedly due to harassment by
police in a village near here, police said.

Mobin Dastgir, an accused in a sex scandal recently
exposed in Kurundwad village in Shirur tehsil of Kolhapur
district, committed suicide yesterday night leaving a note
which held police responsible for the extreme step.

"Police were demanding money from me to close the case. I
am ending my life due to repeated inquiries and harassment by
police," the suicide note said.

Following this an angry mob of around 500 pelted
Kurundwad police station with stones injuring four of the
policemen including an inspector today morning, they said,
adding the agitators also damaged two police vehicle.

The situation in Kurndwad became tense following the
incident and additional police force has been deployed, they
said.

No arrests were made till afternoon in this connection,
police said.

PTI