A 25-year-old man died after falling off a tractor when he was caught in a confusion during a police action to stop illegal mining in Aariyawala village of Yamunanagar district, an official said. Monu's family placed his body on the Jagadhari-Poanta Sahib national highway and blocked it for several hours in protest.
They alleged that he was hit by a stone thrown by the police, after which he fell off the tractor and died. The police, however, rejected the charge saying the exact reason behind the youth's death will be investigated. Following theincident, the SHO of Chhachrauli police station, who arrived at the spot to pacify the people, was allegedly thrashed by the mob that had gathered near the body, a police official said. The SHO was rushed to a hospital in an unconscious state, the police said.
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