18 Apr '11, 10pm

Indian police kill protester in anti-nuclear demonstration: MUMBAI: Indian police opened fire on hundreds of pro...

Indian police kill protester in anti-nuclear demonstration: MUMBAI: Indian police opened fire on hundreds of pro...

MUMBAI: Indian police opened fire on hundreds of protesters - killing one - at a demonstration against the proposed construction of a nuclear power station, police and the government said on Monday. Maharashtra Police inspector general Gulabrao Pol said officers were left with little choice but to fire on the crowd near the site in Jaitapur, about 400 kilometres from the state capital Mumbai. "We had done everything to control the situation but the mob consisting of hundreds of people took law and order into their hands," he was quoted as saying by the domestic Press Trust of India news agency. "Our men threw teargas shells, lathi-charged the mob (charged with bamboo sticks) and fired rubber bullets. Later, we had no option but to fire bullets in which one person was killed." Pol said more than 20 people were arrested following the demonstration and eight police officers w...

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