Maharashtra bandh: Sixteen-year-old boy crushed to death while fleeing police in Nanded during protests

Mumbai: A 16-year-old boy, who was part of the mob blocking a road during the Maharashtra bandh in Nanded city, was crushed to death while escaping police on Wednesday.

The incident occurred in Hadgaon area of Nanded in Marathwada region on Wednesday afternoon when protesters were blocking a road, a police official said.

Protesters observing Maharashtra bandh on Wednesday. 101reporters/ Geeta Desai

Protesters observing Maharashtra bandh on Wednesday. 101reporters/ Geeta Desai

As police chased the demonstrators, the teenager, identified as Yogesh Jadhav, also ran along with others.

"He, however, lost his balance and fell on road. He suffered serious injuries to his forehead and other parts of the body as he was trampled upon by fleeing protesters," the official said.

"Jadhav was admitted in government hospital in Hadgaon, where he succumbed to his injuries," Hadgaon police station senior inspector Keshav Latpate told PTI.

Meanwhile, another official said that protesters have alleged that Jadhav died in police lathicharge.

Jadhav's postmortem is not yet performed and his family members are yet to claim his body, Latpate said.

Updated Date: Jan 04, 2018 07:27 AM

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