Patna: Police on Thursday resorted to lathicharge to disperse an irate mob that had blocked the main road near Saidpur Hostel under Kadamkuan police station and set ablaze a stonechip laden tractor after a seven year old boy Mohit Kumar was crushed to death there by the tractor.
The incident took place when Mohit Kumar, a resident of Rampur Canal, riding a cycle was knocked down by a speeding tractor carrying stonechips resulting in instant death of the boy.
The tractor driver left the vehicle on the spot and escaped from there. As the locals came to know about the death of a boy in a road mishap, they set ablaze the tractor. The crowd got agitated and pelted cops with stones when they reached the spot very late though the local police station is located near the place of occurrence.
Locals complained that though they had informed the police about the mishap, the cops reached the spot much later. Agitated over this, the residents pelted policemen with stones. Finding the situation going out of hands, anti-riot vehicle Vajra was called on the spot and the cops chased away the protesters. Police said that they had seized the tractor and efforts were on to locate the driver and its owner.