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Mob snatches body from police after road mishap

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Trouble broke out here after a motorcycle-borne man was hit by a truck, killing him on the spot, police said on Wednesday.

Shortly after the incident, a mob snatched the body away from police custody, put it in the truck and tried to set it on fire, the of Police (SP) of Itanagar, Tumme Amo, said.

The incident happened around 8 pm on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Tamo Kali, a resident of Tirbin circle in district, the SP said.

The mob took away the body from the police after officers of station recovered it from the accident spot, the said, adding, the angry locals also tried to torch the killer vehicle.

The body was retrieved after the mob calmed down and then it was taken to a hospital for post-mortem examination, he said.

The of the truck has been arrested, the SP said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 20 2019. 22:05 IST
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