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UP: ‘Molested’ girl’s suicide triggers clash with cops in Hamirpur

Two villagers were killed in violence and subsequent police firing when they tried to gherao the Biwanr police station here to lodge FIR against an eve-teasing accused.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: July 27, 2015 5:20 am
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Tension gripped Hamirpur district’s Bewar town over the death of a 17-year-old girl, who reportedly set herself ablaze after being allegedly molested by two local youths on Saturday morning. After her death, an angry mob clashed with police, attacking the Bewar police station and damaging vehicles parked inside and outside the building.

Situation was brought under control only after an additional police team reached the spot and dispersed the crowd. One person died, while two others were injured in the clash. The deceased was later identified as Rahul Pandey (23). On Sunday afternoon, the father of the deceased lodged an FIR at Bewar police station against unidentified policemen on charges of murder.

Hamirpur Circle Officer Yashveer Singh said it took around four hours to bring the situation under control. An FIR has been lodged against around a thousand unidentified persons for attacking policemen and damaging public property.

After the incident, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav suspended Hamirpur SP Dinesh Pal Singh, and also ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged firing by the police on protesters.

Meanwhile, the police arrested Jitendra Yadav, the man accused of harassing and later thrashing the girl after she objected to his lewd remarks.

As many as 17 people were arrested on charges of rioting. While claiming that locals too opened fire during the clash, the Chitrakoot Range DIG, Gyaneshwar Mishra, said police will probe whose bullet hit Rahul. He insisted that police only fired in the air to disperse the crowd.

Hamirpur District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said government had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to families of the girl and Rahul. She also announced payment of Rs 1 lakh to the two injured — Jaikaran (55) and Kallu. Both sustained bullet injuries during the clash, and were reported to be stable.

Security was beefed up at Bewar to avoid any untoward incident and SHO, Bewar police station, Viren Singh was suspended later in the evening.

Singh said the girl had left home to attend her coaching class early morning on Saturday. While on her way, she was allegedly teased by the accused, Jitendra Yadav. Later, Jitendra’s younger brother, Bhura, too arrived at the spot. Both accused allegedly thrashed her and fled the spot as other locals gathered. The accused also issued a threat to the girl before fleeing.

While her father left to lodge a complaint after being informed about the incident, the girl allegedly set herself ablaze at her home, added Singh.

The incident triggered the first protest by locals, which ended after police assured swift action in the case. The protest resumed after the girl succumbed to her injuries at the Hamirpur district hospital at 6 pm on Saturday. With her body placed near the police station, the residents protested police inaction, finally leading to the clash that left one dead.

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  1. 9
    Aug 22, 2015 at 9:19 am
    In Bewar ,Hamirpur ,the police is totally responsible for this even police is making fraud cases to caught the person ,My suggestion is to ask from the police ,why they fired a bullet to the cowed.
    1. A
      Jul 26, 2015 at 11:55 pm
      In the present article a villiger killed the villagers. The decision of a district administration has not entered in force by the way. It was proved by the acts of the UP police officers (Agra) in September 2011, that the UP police has no basic legal theoretical education. So they do know which book to follow in order to investigate. So the investigative authority, except judges, are practically absent in UP, from one hand. From the other hand, the level of training of the UP police officers [lieutenant, mayor and up] depends (1) the previous place of work - mostly para miltary forces (2) later school training (3) cast. The legal training of officers depend upon which [cast] had provided training. Jat never kill a villager [check] by the way. So the bania are ruling officers inside UP. Which do not consute a part of a legal system of UP.
      1. A
        Jul 27, 2015 at 3:56 am
        Ulta Pradesh ruled by the goons of ex milk vending Yadav Dynasty ! Anything grows wild in this world anything good has to be cultivated !!!
        1. Gautam Goswami
          Jul 26, 2015 at 10:20 pm
          UP is a lawless state
          1. J
            Jul 28, 2015 at 12:06 pm
            Chill Mr. Dont go the religious way..its happening in all the community
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