Birbhum: A furious mob attacked police at Mayureshwar Police Station in Birbhum on Friday. They set a room and two police vehicles on fire after road traffic accident took place in the Majhipara area of Birbhum, said police. The mob vandalized the entire police station.
A youth was run over by a sand carrying truck around 11 a.m. The ferocious mob attacked on duty policemen, officer in charge of police station, Rakesh Sadhukhan. The youth named Seikh Sazu, a young mason from the locality. After police reached the spot to take matters into control , a mob attacked those police officers at the spot and torched the jeep.
Later, the mob advanced towards the Mayureshwar police station and ransacked it. The agitators later blocked the road and when police attempted the removal of the road blockade, they were attacked and another police jeep was torched.
Meanwhile, the district police has registered a case on the matter.
According to local sources, police regularly extort money from the trucks that carry sand from Mayurakshi river.