Three injured in police firing as villagers clash with cops in UP

Last Updated: Monday, January 3, 2011 - 13:54

Deoria: Three persons were injured in alleged firing by police during a clash with a mob following a violent protest after the death of a sadhu in Rampur Karkhana area here, official sources said.

Three persons were injured in the clash between police and villagers, who were protesting against the alleged murder of a sadhu by unidentified persons, sub-divisional magistrate Sadar Gyan Prakash Srivastava said.
A 60-year-old sadhu named Jatadhari, who lived in a hut near Patanwa bridge, was allegedly immolated by unidentified persons late last night.

Protesting against his death, villagers today staged a protest and went on rampage.
The protest turned more violent when police resorted to lathicharge in a bid to control the situation, sources said.

Villagers alleged that the three persons were injured in police firing.


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First Published: Monday, January 3, 2011 - 13:54

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