Road accident sparks violence in Agra

April 15th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Agra, Apr 15 (ANI): Angered by the death of a man by a state roadways bus, residents took to the streets in Agra.They blocked the national highway and pelted stones on the bus and even burnt objects.The police have taken the bus and the conductor in their custody but are still on the lookout for the driver, who is absconding.”A roadways bus hit 18-year-old Dheeraj, a cyclist. From initial investigations, it seems the driver of the bus was at fault as it hit the man. Action will be taken against the miscreants. We also plan to install barriers on the road to slow down the vehicles,” said Prem Prakash, Inspector General of Police (IG).The District Magistrate has announced a relief of 20,000 rupees for the victim’s family.

An appeal has also put in to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati asking for rupees 500,000 as relief for the family. (ANI)

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