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UP Police constable killed in stone pelting after PM's rally in Ghazipur

Around 15 party workers have been detained and the rest of the protesters are being identified with the help of videography

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

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A police constable was killed and two civilians were injured in stone pelting by some protestors in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur. (Photo:ANI)

A police was killed Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur when protesters hurled stones at vehicles returning from the venue of a meeting addressed by

of Police (Ghazipur) Yashveer Singh said the protesters were workers from the who were prevented by the police from going to the venue.

When the had left Ghazipur, party workers blocked traffic at various places and started pelting stones on the vehicles returning from the programme venue," he told

(48) was hit on the head by a stone when he went to end the traffic jam.

"He was immediately taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the SP said.

Around 15 party workers have been detained and the rest of the protesters are being identified with the help of videography," he added.

The was from Raniganj in district.

First Published: Sat, December 29 2018. 21:16 IST
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