An angry mob on Monday set a Haryana Roadways bus on fire after it crushed to death a student at Achina Tal village of Charkhi Dadri district.
The deceased has been identified as Rajbir Sharma, a Class-12 student in Dadri.
Sources said the bus was to drop Sharma at his stop but the driver skipped the stop as a large number of people were waiting there to board the already packed bus. As the bus drove past the stop, Sharma allegedly jumped off from the front door of the moving bus and got crushed under the rear wheels after he fell down.
Angered over his death, the students waiting for the bus blocked the Dadri-Delhi road and called other villagers to join their protest. The group soon went on rampage and started vandalising public property, demanding the arrest of the accused bus driver. They also torched the roadways bus standing nearby.
Mediapersons, who were covering the protest, alleged that they were assaulted and robbed of their cameras by the villagers. The entire drama ended after over three hours when Dadri superintendent of police (SP) Sunil Dalal and Haryana Roadways workshop manager Raj Singh Ahlawat reached the spot and assured protesters of a case against bus driver.
The police said they have shifted the student’s body to the civil hospital for post-mortem.
SP Dalal said they have registered a case under Sections 147, 149, 323, 435 and 283 of Indian Penal Code against 50 persons, 15 of whom have been named.