10 hurt as residents clash with cops at Mani Majra

High drama as woman collapses on street, kin ‘misinformed’ about cause

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 1

High drama was witnessed when residents of Bangla Colony, Shanti Nagar, Mani Majra, attacked police personnel this afternoon. The incident led to a clash in which four cops and six local residents were injured.

According to the police, constable Reena Kumari, who was posted at the Mani Majra police station, along with constable Sunita, was on patrolling duty at Street No, 10 in Shanti Nagar.

Woman declared dead at GMSH

The woman was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, in a PCR vehicle where doctors declared her brought dead.

Reena reported that in the afternoon they received information from an unknown person that a woman had collapsed in the adjoining Street No. 9, following which she, along with the other constable, reached the spot and found the woman lying unconscious.

A local resident called the emergency number following which a PCR and an ambulance reached the spot.

In the meantime, a person, identified as Chander Shekhar, informed the woman’s family about the incident.

Cops claimed that someone informed the woman’s family and other residents that the police were taking her to the police station for violating the curfew orders following which she collapsed.

The police claimed that on getting this information, residents, including women, of Bangla Colony in Shanti Nagar, armed with sticks and rods, reached the spot.

The residents started throwing stones on the cops and charged at them with sticks. In response, the cops also used force.

A few people came out of their houses and made a video of the incident in which residents are seen throwing stones on police personnel and in return the cops are seen throwing lathis on the residents.

Another video shows a few residents, including women, stopping the ambulance and throwing stones on it. The driver somehow managed to speed away from the spot.

The woman was then rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, in a PCR vehicle where doctors declared her brought dead. In the meantime, the SHO, Mani Majra, Inspector Jaswinder Kaur, also reached the spot.

The Police Control Room was informed following which additional police force was rushed to the spot following which the people started escaping.

The cops then chased the residents and identified a few who were part of the mob.

The police said Sub-Inspector Baldev Singh, Constable Veer Angad and two women constables, Reena and Sunita, were injured.

Some residents, including Neeta (32), Badal (30), Dharampal (35), Sambhu (25) and a 17-year-old juvenile, were also injured in the incident. The injured were taken to the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra. An ambulance and a PCR vehicle were also damaged in the incident.

The autopsy was conducted by a board of doctors and it was videographed.

The police have registered a case under Sections 341, 323, 506, 147, 148, 149, 332, 353, 186, 188 and 427 of the IPC at the Mani Majra police station.

No arrests have been made by the police in line with the orders not to arrest accused due to the situation arising out of Covid-19.

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