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At least 15 college girls taken ill after a mock drill goes wrong in Meerut


At least 15 college girls taken ill after a mock drill goes wrong in Meerut

Meerut, Sept 12 (ANI): At least 15 college girl students were admitted to hospital after a mock drill on riot control went wrong in Meerut. The students of Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College (LLRMC) were taken ill after two tear gas shell landed at their hostel during the drill conducted by local police.

Police personnel were conducting rehearsals on the usage of tear gas when strong winds changed the direction of the shells. The students were admitted to the emergency ward of the medical college hospital immediately.Two students were reported to be in critical condition.

The girls complained of irritation in their eyes and uneasiness. Doctor Sanjeev also revealed that the police had not taken any permission from the residents of the area prior to the drill.

The locals demanded that the police should notify locals before conducting such rehearsals. The police, on the other hand, refused to call the accident as their "carelessness" while accepting that it caused problems for the s

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