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Kanwariyas create ruckus after woman killed in accident

Police said Kanwariyas blocked traffic, ransacked several buses

dehradun Updated: Jul 16, 2017 19:39 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Kanwariyas blocked the Haridwar-Bijnor highway after a bus ran over a woman pilgrim in Haridwar on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Kanwariyas created ruckus on Sunday after a bus mowed down a female pilgrim at Haridwar-Bijnor highway.

The woman was returning to her native place in Uttar Pradesh from Haridwar after collecting Ganga water, police said. The angry pilgrims pelted stones on several passing vehicles.

The incident took place at Shyampur village which is located at Haridwar-Bijnor highway around 4 am on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Suluchna Devi from Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh.

“She was returning from Haridwar with her family members. She was run over while crossing the road. Several buses were ransacked by Kanwariyas,” said Mamta Vohara, superintendent of police (city), Haridwar.

“They also blocked the highway. After that police rushed to the spot and brought situation under control. We registered two cases, one of them filed by the victim’s family and another was lodged against unknown Kanwariyas for creating ruckus,” said Vohara.

In a separate incident on Sunday, two Kanwariyas suffered electric burns when they were trying to climb to roof of a train at Haridwar railway station.

They were identified as Satish (25) from Loni Gaziabad and Ravi (20) a resident of Bagpat district of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

First Published: Jul 16, 2017 19:38 IST