One student, five cops injured in violent clash

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Jind, Jan 10: A student was injured in police firing while five policemen were hurt in brick-batting in a clash in front of senior secondary school here today.

The students, had blocked traffic in protest against the death of their schoolmate who was crushed under a truck in front of the school yesterday.

They attacked the Deputy Commisioner Yudhvir Singh, who had come to pacify and disperse them, with stones. The DC, who bagan bleeding near the ear, was rushed to civil hospital here.

To quell the angry mob, police resorted to firing in the air in which one student was injured.

In retaliation, the students intesified stone pelting, set ablaze police vehicles, damaged government offices and trapped a head constable inside a wooden kiosk and attempted to burn him alive.

Later addressing a joint press conference, DC Yudhvir Singh and Superintendent of Police Jagwant Lamba told reporters that five police personnel were injured in the pelting of stones and were undergoing treated in the Civil hospital.

The student identified as Jayveer, who had received minor injuries as the bullet had grazed past his elbow, was being treated through the Red Cros at the expense of the administration, the DC said.

The administration has declared three-day holiday in government and public schools, he said.

Police force was conducting a flag march in the city to maintain law and order and has requisitioned additional forces. The situation was now under control, the SP said.

He claimed that some miscreants had joined the students today and provoked them to block the traffic and attack police personnel even though the administration has reached an agrrement with the students yesterday and was acting on their demand for a speed-breaker in front of the school to avoid accidents.

Police have registered cases against unidentified youths on charges of attempting fatal attacks on the police personnel, for arson, destroying police vehicles and damaging public property.

However, no arrestes have been made so far.

UNI

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