Rourkela: At least five police personnel
were among ten people injured when an angry mob attacked the
cops trying to clear a road blockade on state highway-10 at
Rajgangpur in Odisha`s Sundargarh district, police said today.
A large number of people had blocked the state highway
last night after death of a school girl after being hit by a
truck near Ranibandha.
Police said a class tenth student Sradhanjali Pati met
with the accident when she was returning home on her bi-cycle
after her coaching classes. The girl died on the way to Ispat
General Hospital here.
As the news spread, the locals blocked the highway
seeking compensation for the family.
Police reached the spot and tried to specify the
agitators. Some miscreants in the crowd torched the truck and
pelted stones at police and damaged few vehicles at the site.
Police used force to quell the mob. The situation was
brought under control after a couple of hours and normal
traffic on the highway restored after police chased away the
mob. Five police personnel and ten others sustained injuries
in the process, police said.