Tribune News Service
Faridabad, November 1
A mahapanchayat organised by various social organisations in Ballabgarh today to seek justice for 21-year-old college student Nikita ended abruptly without making any concrete statement though the various speakers condemned the incident in one voice.
It ended in a chaos as members of two opposing groups got into an altercation while some youth, disillusioned with the proceedings, walked out and tried to block the national highway only to be dispersed by the police. Nikita was shot dead outside her college in the town on Monday.
The situation turned volatile after over 200 youths left the mahapanchayat to protest against the incident. They tried to block the nearby national highway. On the way, they took to stone-throwing and vandalised shops of a particular community. The police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protesters, who blocked the national highway for over 30 minutes.
Nearly 30 persons were detained for the violence and stone-throwing and over 200 were booked for disrupting traffic on the national highway, said ACP (HQ) Adarshdeep Singh. As many as 10 cops were injured in the incident, he added. The role of anti-social elements from outside the district could not be ruled out, the police said.
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