Rumour of 3 deaths sparks violence, police vehicles torched

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Moradabad, Sep 14 (UNI) A mob today torched three police vehicles, including a PAC truck, after a rumour spread about the death of a woman and two children under the wheels of a speeding PAC truck.

According to police, irate villagers had taken to street protesting the anti-encroachment drive in Linepar area for Deendayal Puram Awasiye Yojna.

Meanwhile, a rumour spread that Durga and her two children had been run over by a PAC truck.

Irked over the incident, the mob set ablaze the truck and two other police vehicles.

To disperse the demonstrators, police fired tear gas shells and lathicharged the unruly mob, police said.

Later, police in strength were deployed to prevent fresh violence.

The situation, at present, was reported to be under control.


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