Seven people were injured as police opened fire to quell an angry mob of villagers indulging in heavy stone pelting at the Mahuli police station on Friday afternoon.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Pawan Singh said the villagers demanding immediate deployment of fire tenders to control the raging blaze which was destroying their standing rabi crop in the fields began hurling stones at the police station forcing the police to open fire in self defence.
With the rise in temperature, fire incidents have been on the rise in the area, the DSP said.
Additional force has been deployed in Mahuli town and the sitution is now under control, he said.
The injured were rushed to the district hospital from where three of them were referred to Gorakhpur medical college hospital, he added.