Yavatmal: At least 40 people, including policemen and media persons, were on Monday injured when a protest by some parents against alleged molestation of girl students at a school turned violent and police resorted to lathi-charge.
The protesting parents were demanding arrest of Kishor Darda, Chairman of YPS School Committee, which runs Yavatmal Public School, which is at the centre of the controversy.
To push their demand, the parents had assembled in front of Darda’s residence this morning. The protest turned violent when they resorted to stone pelting targeting the policemen.
Police resorted to lathi-charge and lobbed teargas shells to disperse the angry parents.