Only gunfire could halt rioting 'lynching' mobs in Kanpur, Northern India industrial city, November 4.?
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.