Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Six cops, including Dongargaon SHO, were attacked and injured by a mob in Mhow tehsil late on Wednesday night. The mob led by family members was demanding that the man arrested by cops for abduction and murder of a girl be handed over to them. They claimed that the girl was also gang raped. The mob placed the girl’s body on AB Road and blocked the traffic. Heavy police force was rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control.
The situation was described as tense but under control at the time of going to press. One of the stone-pelters too was injured and admitted to MY Hospital for treatment.
As the family members were aware of accused’s arrest, they wanted the police to hand him over to them. Cops refusal to comply with their demand resulted in a heated argument. The police used mild force to disperse the crowd. However, the crowd retaliated by pelting cops with stones leaving SHO Bharat Singh Thakur and five others injured. A few miscreants even torched a police vehicle but the fire was swiftly doused. The mob attacked commuters and damaged their vehicles too. The police used tear gas and even fired in air to bring the situation under control. Heavy police forced was later deployed in the area.
IG (rural) and collector Ilayraja T too visited the spot. Later, Section 144 was clamped in the area.
According to reports, a villager from Mandleshwar had lodged a complaint with Dongargaon police outpost on Wednesday accusing Yadunandan Patidar of Gawli Palasia village of abducting and killing his daughter. He claimed that Patidar abducted his daughter from Dhamnod and killed her after gang rape in his native village.
In the complaint, the villager claimed that after completing graduation, his daughter was preparing for competitive exams for the last six months in Dhamnod where she had rented a house.
He told the police that around 8pm on Tuesday, he spoke to his daughter and inquired about her well-being. However, on Wednesday afternoon, received a call from an unknown number. The caller told him that his daughter had received burn injuries on one of her hands. Later, he received a call from Dongargaon police post of Bargonda police station informing him about her death.
He along with family members immediately rushed to hospital. Following autopsy, the body was handed over to them. The family members took the body to the Dongargaon police post on AB Road. After blocking the road with the body the angry crowd created a ruckus.
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