Itanagar: A mob set ablaze four buses and
attacked police personnel with stones and arrows late Saturday
night after a bus hit two pillion riders near civil
secretariat in the Arunachal Pradesh capital town.
The mob went on the rampage when a bus carrying
security personnel from Indira Gandhi Park here after a
reality show, collided head-on with a motor cycle injuring two
students at around 11 pm last night.
The two students were admitted to Rama Krishna
Hospital in critical condition.
“An unruly mob tried to attack the bus on the accident
spot but police took it to Itanagar police station,” Capital
Complex superintendent of police Hibu Tamang said.
Irked over the action of the police, the mob went
to the police station and demanded for handing over the driver
and the bus which was refused by police. The mob also tried to
set ablaze the police station besides blocking the national
highway at several locations.
“Police lobbed two tear gas shells to disperse the
mob but they directly went to the bus terminus and set on
fire four buses of the state transport department besides
damaging four other,” the SP said.
There were altogether 28 buses in the terminus and
police could remove 20 buses to safe place.
The inferno was so massive that it could spread to
nearby buildings and market complexes, the SP said adding,
due to prompt action of fire brigade personnel, the fire was
controlled within the terminus.
A case has been registered, the SP added.