UP: Clashes at ABVP-VHP motorcycle rally leaves one dead, two injured; Curfew imposed

Kasganj (UP): A 16-year-old boy was killed and at least two persons injured in clashes that erupted following stone-pelting at a motorcycle rally by VHP and ABVP volunteers on the Mathura- Bareilly Highway to mark the Republic Day, police said.

The district administration has imposed curfew in the trouble-hit area.

“One person died during arson, firing and stone pelting, while two others sustained injuries today. The deceased has been identified as Chandan (16). Curfew has been imposed in the city,” District Magistrate R P Singh said.

According to police, some people were injured in the incident and a number of vehicles damaged.

“The situation is under control. It seems the incident was not pre-planned but was a spontaneous one. The district magistrate, superintendent of police, and Rapid Action Force and PAC personnel are reaching the spot,” Additional DG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said.

“The troublemakers are being identified, and stringent action will be initiated against them. The district administration has been able to control the situation so far, but additional forces will be called to ensure that the situation does not worsen,” he said.

The district administration has also imposed Section 144 of CrPC in the trouble-hit area, DM R P Singh said.


With inputs from PTI