Only gunfire could halt rioting 'lynching' mobs in Kanpur, Northern India industrial city, November 4.?
GV. Passengers stranded at Kanpur rail station
GV.PAN A stone scattered in street
GV. Police station
SV. Members of fire brigade ready for emergency
GV. People in street
GV. Police board lorry
SV.PAN..Burned out van
LV. Burned out van
LV. Post office, PAN to street
LV. Burned out bus
LV. Police jeep arrives at police station
SV. PAN Men being taken to police station
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Background: Only gunfire could halt rioting 'lynching' mobs in Kanpur, Northern India industrial city, November 4. and 5. About 11 people were killed before police could break up the mob. Like forest fire, the riots spread throughout the area and a dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed.
The mobsters were after the blood of a head police constable who allegedly raped a woman prisoner. He is at present under arrest.
Many were injured in clashes between the police, using batons, tear-gar and guns, and rioters using mainly stones. Several buildings were set on fire and a bus and other vehicles damaged. Police wagons toured the curfew area appealing for calm and a halt to rioting.