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Jat mobs in Hisar, Bhiwani shoot at farmers, attack factory

As the Jat protesters seeking reservation turned even more violent on Saturday, some of them in Mayyer near here tried to enter a plastic pipe factory and burnt the main gates, while some thrashed journalists in Ramayan, about 15km from the city. However, the military and local police managed to control the situation.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2016 16:48 IST
Bhaskar Mukherjee
Protesters vandalised and damaged vehicles during quota protest in Rohtak.
Protesters vandalised and damaged vehicles during quota protest in Rohtak.(AP)

As the Jat protesters seeking reservation turned even more violent on Saturday, some of them in Mayyer near here tried to enter a plastic pipe factory and burnt the main gates, while some thrashed journalists in Ramayan, about 15km from the city. However, the military and local police managed to control the situation.

In Hansi subdivision, the protest turned violent after about 150 youths entered the village Jaggibara and open fire on farmers who were working on their fields. Two persons were injured.

Ram Kumar, a resident, said, “They just opened fire, with a country-made pistol. One of them, Ram Niwas Saini, was later shifted to a local hospital with bullet injuries on his left arm.”

Sources on the ground said some of the protesters in Bhiwani even entered a private educational institute and a school but the police reached the spot and controlled the situation.

On the other hand, a group of members of opposing communities in Bhiwani entered the Jat Dharamshala there are started breaking the windowpanes, but police again controlled the situation.

Later, curfew was imposed and a flag march was carried out by the army and police.

The mob march to the pipe factory was led by Jat youths who were blocking National Highway-10 near the under construction toll plaza here; they turned angrier after three youths were reported killed in Rohtak. They reached Mayyar, about 5km away, and tried to enter the factory. After seeing police coming, the youths fled the spot, but burnt the main gates.