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Violent Protest at Rupahihat: One death

Violence. (File Photo: IANS)

Amid curfew on Wednesday night at Rupahihat in Nagaon district after a youth died allegedly due to police beating. The situation turns worst following the death of Sohaib Akhtar of Gareki village.

An angry mob besieged the local police station to stage a demonstration with the body of the youth. Police undertook a baton charge after the mob started pelting stones at the police station and damaged police vehicles.

The patrolling party also fired a few rounds in the air to disperse the angry crowd. A police official said that illegal betting was going on at Gareki village under the Rupahihat subdivision in Nagaon district.

According to the senior police officials, “When our team was doing patrolling in the area, the youths fled and one of them fell in a water body and died.”

However, local people alleged that the police had come for a routine patrol and had indiscriminately beaten up some youths who were playing cricket defying the ongoing curfew.

Immediately after the incident, SP Anand Mishra reaches the spot to handle the situation.


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