UP govt recommends CBI probe into Hamirpur firing

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Lucknow, Aug 13: The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a CBI probe into the Hamirpur firing incident, in which a villager was killed in police firing after a teenage girl immolated herself on being allegedly teased by some youths.

"Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has recommended CBI probe into the Hamirpur incident," an official spokesman said.

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A mob attacked Biwanr police station in Hamirpur district on July 25 to demand registering of an FIR against the accused, who allegedly abetted the teenage girl to commit suicide.

The girl was allegedly teased by Jitendra Yadav and another youth at a village in the district and beaten up by them for offering resistance.

Two villagers Mohit Pandey (18) and Kallu Khan (28) were killed in the mob violence and the police firing that followed. However, the state government has acknowledged the death of only Pandey as due to the firing.

The government also suspended D P Singh, SP, Hamirpur in the incident. The incident had drawn flak from opposition parties which accused the Samajwadi party government of "failing to control law and order" in the state.

"The incident in Hampirpur is a fallout of goonda raj in the state," Leader of the Opposition in state Assembly Swami Prasad Maurya had said.

He alleged that SP "goondas" misbehaved with the girl and the state police "patronised" them and opened fire at villagers.

BJP state chief Laxmikant Bajpai had alleged that "Samajwadi party goons" were involved in the incident.

PTI

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