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Agra road accident provokes roadblock, exchange of fire

New Delhi, Sat, 31 Dec 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): One person was killed on a highway near Uttar Pradesh's Agra city on Friday in exchange of fire between the police and protesters, seeking compensation for an accident victim.


The police have registered two First Information Reports (FIRs) and booked two people in this regard.


"A handful of people blocked this road after an accident but police roke that deadlock and sent the injured to the hospital. Taking advantage of the situation, few people shot dead a person. We have registered two FIRs (and have booked two people in this regard," said Asim Arun, a senior police officer.


Additional forces have been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident.


"We suspect that miscreants, who didn't allow an injured person to be taken to a hospital, and that person is struggling for life. They may try to create disturbance again. We have deployed adequate policemen to prevent such untoward incident and to maintain law and order," added Arun.


A speeding vehicle hit Raj Kumar, while he was crossing the road and injured his both legs.


Scores of people assembled on the highway and blocked the traffic. Police later fired tear gas shells, rubber bullets to clear the jam.


In the melee, a bullet hit a local, who fell on the ground. He was pronounced dead when taken to the hospital. (ANI)


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