Patna: Dozens of people were injured in Patna on Friday when the police resorted to lathi charge during a protest by the Sub-Inspector (SI) aspirants who have been on a rampage for last several days to press for their demands.
The crowd also damaged a number of private vehicles and a bus with passengers still in it.
"I thought I was going to die when the protestors smashed the windshield of the bus I was sitting in," said a teenager girl with tears running down her eyes.
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer size of the mob, police called for backup and soon dozens of special riot jawans along with the anti-riot vehicle Vajra arrived at the Chowk and began hitting the protestors with their batons forcing them to retreat to avoid injuries as well as impending arrest.
At least a dozen protestors were hurt in the incident and had to be taken to the nearby Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for treatment.
"The question paper was leaked two hours before the test was to be conducted. The exam should be canceled but if the government fails to carry out an unbiased probe into it or fails to cancel it, we will be forced to launch a bigger agitation in the state," said one Ranjit Kumar.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS