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Phagwara Clash: Injured Youth Declared Dead; Heavy Police Deployment Amidst Tensions

April 29, 2018 | By

Phagwara: A moolnivasi youth, who was critically injured in firing by Hindutva groups on the issue of renaming chowk in Phagwara on April 13, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital last night.

Yashwant alias Bobby (19) was critically injured as a bullet reprotedly fired by Hindutva activists had hit him in head during April 13 clash.

Phagwara tense after injured youth declared dead [April 29, 2018]

His body was sent to Phagwara on Sunday morning after postmortem by doctors under tight police security.

The leaders carried his stretcher on their shoulder for more than half-an-hour on Banga Road amid sloganeering and demanding immediate naming of Gol Chowk as Samvidhan Chowk and even placing a memorial of Bobby at the point, notes a report in The Tribune (TT).

A report by news agency UNI notes that more than 3000 police personnel are deployed in Phagwara city.

The Ludhiana-Jalandhar main road was also closed in wake of tensions at Phagwara.

The government has also suspended Mobile Internet and SMS services in Doaba region.

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