Agra: Angry villagers, including a large number of women and children, of Etmadpur here Tuesday morning attacked police pickets, demanding higher compensation for their farm land acquired for the Yamuna Expressway.
Police used batons and rubber bullets to disperse the mob. A large number of villagers reported injuries.
Circle Officer Mahendra Singh was badly injured while tehsildar Pradeep Singh was hit on the head, forcing him to run for cover. He was later admitted to a nearby hospital after he began bleeding profusely.
The police even pelted stones after the mob refused to be pushed back. Senior district officials have reached the spot.
The new expressway between Greater Noida and Agra will be 165 km-long.