India vs Australia: Guwahati police make four more arrests over stone thrown at visitors' tour bus

Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra Nath said of the four arrested, two were students of class 12 while the other two work in a shop.

PTI, October 16, 2017

Guwahati: Four juveniles were arrested on Sunday for allegedly throwing stones at the Australian cricket team's bus after the T20 match that India lost in the city last week, said Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay.

Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra Nath said of the four arrested, two were students of class 12 while the other two work in a shop.

"They were drunk. They had watched the match on their mobile phones in nearby areas. India's defeat agitated them and when they saw the bus coming out of the stadium, one of them threw a stone on the bus. They fled from the scene after that," he said.

A stone was hurled at the Australian team bus in Guwahati. Courtesy: Twitter/@AaronFinch5

A stone was hurled at the Australian team bus in Guwahati. Courtesy: Twitter/@AaronFinch5

The police had arrested two persons a day after the incident. However, their involvement in the incident has not yet been established.

"Investigation is going on. If we find that the two who were arrested earlier were not involved, then we will pray to the court to release them," Nath said.

The four juveniles were arrested in connection with the 10 October incident in which stones were thrown at the Australian team bus when the David Warner-led side was returning from the stadium after defeating hosts India in a T20 match, Sahay told a press conference.

Sahay said that the police were working to solve the case on an urgent basis. "Entire police force got involved to find out the culprits," he said.

The entire security drill is being upgraded following the incident, which had brought the state a "bad name", he said.

"Every citizen of the state was concerned how this incident took place. It gave us a chance to review and now we have to upgrade our security so that such incidents never occur again," he added.

Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017





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1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
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2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
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1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114