Uttar Pradesh: Protest against youths’ death turns violent, 3 cops injured | Allahabad News


PRAYAGRAJ: Three policemen were injured as a protest over the death two youths in a road accident turned violent near Lalgopalganj on Prayagraj-Lucknow highway on Sunday morning. The incident occurred under the limits of Nawabganj police station.
According to police, the two men died after a truck rammed the bicycle they were commuting on. The two were on their way to Shringverpur to take a bath in Ganga.
The deceased Mukesh Saroj (17) and Ankit Vishwakarma (16) were residents of Ibrahimpur.
ASP (Soraon) Ashok Venket K said the accident occurred around 4.40am near Kathaua bridge on Lalgopalganj Road. While Mukesh died on the spot, Ankit succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
As the news about the accident spread, local residents started protesting on the Prayagraj-Lucknow highway and blocked traffic movement.
After being alerted, teams from Nawabganj, Soraon, Holagarh, Mauaima and other police stations reached the spot. However, things took a violent turn and the protesters started pelting stones when the policemen tried to disperse the crowd. Three policemen were injured.
Police had to use tear gas and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protesters.
Police have sent the bodies of the two youths for postmortem examination and have arrested the truck driver. The truck has also been seized.
The ASP said that a case would be registered against those who were involved in stone pelting and blocking the highway.
Meanwhile, an unidentified elderly woman was killed and two others were injured when a speeding truck knocked down the motorcycle they were commuting on near Kilhanpur Road, under limits of Nawabganj police station, on Sunday morning. Police said the accident occurred around 9am and the truck driver managed to flee the scene. Those injured were a youth and his mother and were admitted to a hospital for treatment.

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