Violence erupts in Kanpur following road accident

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Kanpur, Apr 15 (ANI): An irate mob set ablaze a truck and damaged several other vehicles in Kanpur following the death of a youngster in a road accident.

The victim identified as Karan, a 22-year old young man, was riding on a cycle when a speeding truck crushed him on Tuesday.

Soon, an enraged crowd of locals gathered at the spot and started pelting stones on vehicles and set a truck on fire.

"A speeding truck mowed down a cyclist between Jhakkarkatti and Copper Ganjoad. After the incident, mob had turned violent and set ablaze the truck," said Hari Ram Sharma, Senior Superintendent of Police.Since the crowd had turned violent, the police personnel had to resort to baton charge the furious mob which disrupted movement of traffic for more than an hour.

The residents as well as the relations of the deceased Karan blamed the traffic of heavy vehicles, which they said is restricted between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

They said that the police is not enforcing the 'No Entry' period from 9:00 a.m.o 10:00 p.m.

"The movement of trucks and heavy vehicles must not be allowed during the 'no-entry' period," said Munna, Karan's brother. (ANI)

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