Lucknow: Villagers in Firozabad district torched a truck and damaged police vehicles after 11 cows were killed and 12 injured in an accident that took place when the truck carrying them overturned.
According to police reports, the incident took place on Thursday morning when the truck coming from Agra overturned. The station in charge of the Uttar police station, Shashikant Sharma said that the infuriated mob then set the truck ablaze and damaged two police four-wheelers. The driver and other occupants of the truck managed to flee from the spot. It is suspected that the carriers may have been cattle smugglers.
Meanwhile, One police official was killed and five others seriously injured in a clash with 3,000 squatters in the Jawahar Bagh in Mathura on Thursday.
Clashes began when the police went to get the Jawahar Bagh evacuated. Members of a semi religious organisation had been staging a ‘satyagrah’ for the past two years and had refused to vacate the park despite court orders.