In a struggle between the villagers and the police in Agra on Thursday in Agra, the villagers burned a police post and beat up some policemen. The driver of a sand-laden tractor in the Tajganj area of Agra started fleeing after seeing the police, and his tractor fell into a pit. Due to overturning of the tractor, his driver was buried in the sand and he died. On getting the news of the villagers, they attacked the police and put the driver’s body on the road and blocked it. To control the crowd, forces from nearby police stations were called, who beat up the miscreants, opened the jam and sent the body for postmortem. Angry villagers set fire to the Tora Police Outpost in the area in which many vehicles, etc., were also burnt. Police has also arrested some miscreants.
Police officials said that people beat up a constable at the post and targeted the policeman in uniform while passing through the Nibohra police station. He said that two soldiers injured in this have been admitted to the hospital. Officials said that the mob has also looted the wireless and laptop kept in the outpost and set fire to the documents kept for deliberation.
The villagers claimed that Pawan, a resident of Karbana in Tajganj, was bringing sand on his tractor-trolley. They allege that the tractor-trolley driver saw the police standing in front and ran the tractor-trolley fast. The villagers say that due to this, the tractor trolley became unbalanced and after going some distance, it fell into a roadside drain which caused Pawan to die under it. Police say that after knowing about the incident, villagers of village Karbana reached in large numbers and confronted and stoned policemen. According to police, people set fire to the outpost and also burnt vehicles parked outside. On getting the information of the incident, Regional Officer (CO) Sadar Mahesh Kumar reached the spot with the force of three police stations. Half an hour later the ruckus could be pacified.
Inspector General of Police (IG) A Satish Ganesh, who reached the spot, said that the police received information that one person had died due to the overturning of the tractor. He said that the police reached the spot immediately and pacified the anger of the people, but the residents of the deceased’s village broke and opened fire at Tora, the police post. He told that those people who have taken the law in their hands are being identified with CCTV cameras. He said, “It will be our endeavor to take legal action against those who have taken up the law.” Right now there is peace on the spot. We will try to get to the bottom of whatever has happened and will mark those who have done the work of instigating people and will take legal action against them.