Gujarat: Violence erupts in Dahod after villager dies during interrogation; one dead in subsequent police firing

Angry villagers of Jesawada in the Dahod district of Gujarat attacked local police station and set their vehicles ablaze resulting in dead of one farmer

FP Staff October 27, 2017 11:26:26 IST
Gujarat: Violence erupts in Dahod after villager dies during interrogation; one dead in subsequent police firing

One person was killed in firing after police opened fire on a crowd who were protesting the death of a local resident after being interrogated by the police in Jesawada village in the Dahod district of Gujarat, according to media reports.

According to The Times Of India, police picked up Kanesh Gamara and Raju Garama on Thursday for interrogation about his brother over his involvement in a dacoity case. Kanesh died soon after his release from police custody

Angry villagers took his body to Jesawada village demanding that the policemen involved in his interrogation be booked for murder, the report added.

Police said that they would register a case of accidental death, after which villagers started pelting stones on the police station and even set an official vehicle on fire, The Indian Express reported.

Gujarat Violence erupts in Dahod after villager dies during interrogation one dead in subsequent police firing

Representational image. AFP

Police lobbed eight teargas shells to disperse the angry mob and later opened fire, resulting in the death of 45-year old Ramsu Mohaniya, a farmer from Amil village, the report added.

Speaking to Jagran, inspector-general of police Panchmahal range, Brijesh Kumar Jha said, "We got the information of a custodial death of a villager, and are verifying the same. However, angry villagers stormed the police station, pelting stones and burning vehicles, forcing the police to fire on the protesters".

The farmer who died in the firing is survived by his wife, and six children. A handful of policemen were also left injured in the unrest, The Quint reported

This isn't the first attack on police in Gujarat.

Recently, a police team was attacked by a mob of over 100 persons when it tried to rescue a large number of cows which were allegedly being taken for slaughter. Police had to lob 18 rounds of teargas shells to disperce the mob.

Updated Date:

also read

Benjamin Netanyahu meets Emmanuel Macron in Paris, discusses ways to confront Iranian nuclear threat
World

Benjamin Netanyahu meets Emmanuel Macron in Paris, discusses ways to confront Iranian nuclear threat

Benjamin Netanyahu and Emmanuel Macron discussed the regional arena and the need to maintain regional stability, especially in Lebanon, and opportunities to expand the circle of peace

Women’s IPL: Aussie legend Rachel Haynes appointed head coach of Adani owned Gujarat Giants
First Cricket News

Women’s IPL: Aussie legend Rachel Haynes appointed head coach of Adani owned Gujarat Giants

The Adani Sportsline-owned Gujarat Giants, bought for a whopping Rs 1289 crore, had already roped in former India captain Mithali Raj as their mentor and advisor.

US Secretary of State Blinken starts Mideast tour as Israel-Palestinian violence flares
World

US Secretary of State Blinken starts Mideast tour as Israel-Palestinian violence flares

Israel is reeling from an attack that killed seven civilians outside a synagogue in annexed east Jerusalem Friday, a day after the deadliest army raid in years in the occupied West Bank claimed 10 lives