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Mobs clash with police in Morigaon over death of a person

Irate armed mobs angered by the death of a person clashed with police in central Assam\'s Morigaon town leading to injury to five persons and police resorting to blank-firing and lathicharge Thursday.

Published: 25th July 2013 04:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2013 04:42 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Irate armed mobs angered by the death of a person clashed with police in central Assam's Morigaon town leading to injury to five persons and police resorting to blank-firing and lathicharge Thursday.

An angry mob armed with bamboo and iron rods ransacked a hotel and attacked its employees and people there alleging one Sariful Haque (38), a handyman, had died today after he was assaulted by some staff members about ten days back, police said.

Five persons, including a child, were injured.

Police rushed and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the violent mob that pelted stones and attacked the police and public with bamboo and iron rods.

Another angry armed mob carrying Haque's body gheraoed Morigaon police station and engaged in skirmishes with the security personnel there.

To control the situation, police burst tear gas shells, lathicharged and fired several rounds in the air, they said.

District superintendent of police Ainul Haque told PTI that though tension prevailed in the areas the situation was brought under control.

Yesterday, police had to resort to lathicharge and open blank fire to control a mob, which became violent after a health department squad along with local magistrate sealed a fake pharmacy of a self-styled doctor Dildar Hussain at Lahorighat.

Following this, an irate mob gheraoed the police station, attacked the magistrate and pelted stones injuring Lahorighat Circle Officer Gunajit Das and two policemen

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