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Two killed in violence, police firing after eve-teasing in UP

Two villagers were killed in violence and subsequent police firing when they tried to gherao the Biwanr police station here to lodge FIR against an eve-teasing accused, who allegedly abetted suicide of a teenage girl, police said on Sunday.



Hamipur: Two villagers were killed in violence and subsequent police firing when they tried to gherao the Biwanr police station here to lodge FIR against an eve-teasing accused, who allegedly abetted suicide of a teenage girl, police said on Sunday.

The incident took place yesterday when a 15-year-old girl was allegedly teased by one Jitendra Yadav and another youth at a village in Biwanr, and was beaten up by them for resisting to their actions, they said.

When the girl reached home she narrated the incident to her family members and went upstairs. She then immolated herself after sprinkling kerosene oil, police said.

She was rushed to the hospital in serious condition, where she died during treatment, they said.

Later, according to eye-witnesses, a number of villagers reached Biwanr police station to get the FIR registered in the case and hurled brickbats. They torched a police vehicle and seized some vehicles prompting police to open fire resulting in injuries to three persons.

Of the three, Mohit Pandey (18) and Kallu Khan (28) died during treatment, while condition of another was stated to be stable.

District administration has announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the deceased and Rs one lakh for the injured.

Police today said that the accused, Jitendra Yadav, has been arrested and family members of the victim girl have been detained.

Meanwhile in Lucknow, Additional Director General (Law and Order) Daljeet Singh Chowdhury said a probe has been ordered into the entire incident and inspector, Biwanr, Girendra Singh suspended.

Asked about the police firing, Chowdhury said it would be included in the probe.

From Zee News

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