Jat protest: Mob attacks Haryana Minister Capt Abhimanyu's residence, set car on fire

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Rohtak, Feb 19: The Jat protest in Haryana's Rohtak town as turned violent as mob attacked the private residence of state's finance minister Captain Abhimanyu.

A car parked outside the house was also set on fire by the mob which pelted stones on the house besides attempting to set it on fire, police said.

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One person was killed and 21 others were injured when a protest by Jats for quota turned violent, prompting the security personnel to open fire on the rampaging mobs, besides indulging in arson.

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The security personnel deployed at finance minister's residence had to use force, including firing, to control the violent mob.

"There is one death of an unidentified person because of (suspected) bullet injuries," said authorities of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science & Hospital.

The protestors who had gathered at the Rohtak bye-pass road of Delhi Hissar National Highway turned violent and allegedly attacked police vehicles which were parked there in which window panes were damaged, officials said.

Haryana DGP said army has been called in to control the situation. One BSF jawan was also injured in the mob arson.

"Railway tracks and roads being blocked is causing inconvenience to locals, we appeal to protesters to stop agitation. The mob is not letting injured BSF jawan taken to hospital," said Yashpal Singhal, DGP Haryana.

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