Hundreds of people gathered at the Ramganj police station in Jaipur and started shouting slogans. The police tried to pacify the protesters, but failed and the mob started to pelt stones.
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The violence erupted when a policeman allegedly hit a man sitting on a motorbike with a lathi during a routine vehicle check. The man reportedly tried to run away from the scene when the cop hit him.
Soon afterwards hundreds of people gathered at the Ramganj police station and started shouting slogans. The police tried to pacify the protesters, but failed and the mob started to pelt stones. Police resorted to lathicharge as the violent mob burnt vehicles.
According to sources, mobile internet has been suspended in the area.
“Curfew has been imposed till further orders in Manak Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Galta Gate and Ramganj police station areas of the city following violence in which a police station was attacked and vehicles burnt,” Commissioner of Police Sanjay Agarwal told IANS.
There were also reports of stone pelting from some of the areas and police had difficult time to control the violent mob. Tear gas was used and the district administration to maintain law and order had to impose curfew in four police station areas.