A policeman in Uttar Pradesh lost his life in mob violence on Saturday when protesters hurled stones at vehicles returning from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public meeting in Ghazipur. Two locals were also injured in the stone pelting.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath taking cognizance of the unfortunate death of Constable Suresh Vats in Ghazipur in a stone pelting incident, announced Rs 40 lakhs compensation for the wife of the deceased.
UP Chief Minister Office: CM Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the unfortunate death of Constable Suresh Vats in Ghazipur in a stone pelting incident. He has announced Rs 40 lakhs compensation for the wife of the deceased. pic.twitter.com/6VBuN7YCpy— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 29, 2018
Superintendent of Police (Ghazipur) Yashveer Singh said the protesters were workers of the Rashtriya Nishad Party who were prevented by the police from going to the venue.
“When the Prime Minister had left Ghazipur, party workers blocked traffic at various places and started pelting stones on the vehicles returning from the programme venue," he told PTI.
Constable Suresh Vats (48) was hit on the head by a stone when he went to end the traffic jam.
"He was immediately taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the SP said.
“Around 15 party workers have been detained and the rest of the protesters are being identified with the help of videography," he added.
"He was returning after completing his duty at the PM event today.Some ppl from Nishad community were protesting near Atwa Mor police station in Naunera area where stone pelting incident took place during which he was hit," said CO, Sadar, Mahipal Pathak.
The constable was from Raniganj in Pratapgarh district.
#WATCH One constable dead & two locals from the area injured in stone pelting allegedly by Nishad Party workers near Atwa Mor police station in Naunera area, earlier today. #Ghazipur pic.twitter.com/FnviOzuRIU— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 29, 2018
Watch: Policeman returning from PM's security duty killed by stone-pelting mob in Ghazipur
(With inputs from PTI)