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UP: Youth hurt in clash between police, SP workers dies

Last updated on: March 07, 2012 20:12 IST
The youth, who sustained bullet injuries during a clash between supporters of a defeated Samajwadi Party candidate and the police, died at a hospital in Agra, the police said in Firozabad on Tuesday.

Twenty-two-year-old Shanu had sustained bullet injuries during a clash between supporters of defeated SP candidate from Sadar seat, Azim Bhai and the police on Tuesday.

Supporters of Azim had allegedly opened fire, demanding recounting on the seat which it lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party by a margin of 2,015 votes.

 The supporters, who squatted on the National Highway at Nagla Bati area, clashed with the police. which reached there to disperse them, they said.

 As the police resorted to lathicharge and lobbed tear gas shells, the mob indulged in heavy brick batting and also opened fire resulting in injuries to Shanu and a 10-year-old boy.  

Sporadic violence involving SP workers broke out in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday in which one boy was killed, two people injured and TV cameras smashed during a clash with mediapersons.

A 12-year-old boy identified as Danish died after being hit by a bullet during celebratory firing allegedly by supporters of a SP candidate from Sambhal assembly seat Iqbal Mahmood on Tuesday evening.

In Jhansi, supporters of SP clashed with some TV cameramen during which some of their equipments were broken. The mediamen were also trapped in a room.

Samajwadi leader Akhilesh Yadav had condemned the violence and assured that action will be taken against all those who have taken law into their hands. He said he was aware of the three incidents in Sambhal, Jhansi and Firozabad.

The Election Commission had sought report on incidents of violence from the respective district administrations.

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