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Police lathi-charge people protesting youth’s death in Mango road mishap

Jamshedpur, March 21: A section of Mango residents, who set up a blockade on the Mango Bridge protesting the death of a 22-year-old youth Dhiraj Kumar in a road mishap at Baliguma on NH-33 under MGM police station area last afternoon, forced the police to resort to a mild lathi-charge.

Dhiraj, a disabled youth, was found lying fatally injured beside his scooter at Baliguma on Sunday. Later he was declared brought dead by the doctors at the MGM Medical College and Hospital emergency.

Insisting that it was a murder case, the family members, relatives along with local residents had set up a blockade on the Jaiprakash Narayan Setu, which is better known as Mango Bridge. A long queue of vehicles, including trucks, trailers, cars and two-wheelers had formed on either side of the bridge, which connects the steel city with the Mango and NH-33.

The officer-in-charge of Mango police station, Rasbehari Lal tried to convince the protestors to lift the blockade, but when they did not show any sign of compliance, the police resorted to a mild lathi-charge to disperse them.

After the blockade was removed, the protestors reached at the MGM Medical College mortuary where the body of the mishap victim was kept for post-mortem. After the post-mortem was over, the officer-in-charge of MGM police station, Amish Hussain paid the victim’s father Baidnath Shao a sum of Rs 10,000 as ex-gratia.

Meanwhile, Lal admitted that they had resorted to a mild lathi-charge to disperse the protestors. A resident of Daiguttu in Mango, Dhiraj, would help his father in maintaining the family of five by running a mobile-repairing shop at Daiguttu.

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