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Stone pelting mob injure police officer
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUL 1 (NPN):
Published on 2 Jul. 2009 12:50 AM IST
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SDPO Niuland, K. Khalo suffered serious head injury when an irate mob stoned police supervising the towing away of a police truck that had rammed into an autorickshaw earlier, injuring five persons near SM College Duncan Basti Wednesday at around 1.25 p.m. Khalo was rushed to Dimapur Civil Hospital and later transferred to Zion Hospital. Police has registered a case against unknown persons. SP Dimapur Lirimo Lotha condemned the act, especially against a law enforcement officer while performing his duty. He affirmed that the police would not allow anyone to take law into their hands and that the culprits would be apprehended and action will be initiated against them. Earlier, during the day five persons including three students of Eden Higher Secondary School, Dimapur were injured when a truck (NL 11-1054) belonging to Nagaland Police, coming from opposite side rammed the auto-rickshaw (NL07 F-2979) in which they were traveling. The stoning incident was a sequel to an earlier road mishap when the auto with five occupants was proceeding towards DC court junction. Of the five, three were class 11 students – one boy and two girls besides the driver and his companion. The students were returning back after classes. The injured students were identified as Tsenponthung, son of James of Chanpang village, presently residing at Borlingri; Longshibeni Humtsoe, daughter of Nkhao Humtsoe of Tsorii village under Wokha district and Teresa Tungoe, daughter of Wopansao of Tsorii village presently residing at Borlingri, Assam. While the boy student suffered internal injuries, the two girls suffered fractures on their left legs and were admitted to Shamrock Hospital. The driver of the auto, Tinku (35) and his companion, Krishna suffered serious injuries and after being admitted to Dimapur Civil Hospital, were later shifted to Zion Hospital. According to local sources, the driver of the police truck and two companions fled from the site leaving the injured persons at the spot. Police personnel led by Niuland SDPO, K. Khalo, deputy SP Traffic, Wati, OC Traffic and OC West police station had arrived at the spot with one fire tender to tackle the situation after the wind shield of the truck was completely damaged by an angry mob. Students of SM College and residents of the colony halted the traffic flow for about six hours. Police sources said that the truck was taken to East police station and the driver kept under police custody.

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