Clashes erupted in Karnal on Friday after a 20-year-old student was mowed down by a Haryana Roadways State Transport bus at ITI Chowk. The state police used batons and tear gas to disperse protesting students, who allegedly indulged in stone-pelting to protest the death of the student.Â Â
Police said the students were protesting the death of the student of an Industrial Training Institute, who came under the wheels of a bus on Thursday when he was trying to board it.
Students charged that state transport bus drivers do not stop buses at designated stops forcing them to chase buses.Â Â Â
Protesting students said that the boy was hit by the vehicle but the driver did not immediately bring the bus to a halt as a result of which the student was crushed to death.
Surender Bhoria, SP: Y'day a student had died in an accident in Karnal. Students gathered today to protest over his death. But there were some mischievous elements who provoked students to jam roads&spread lawlessness. Several police personnel injured in the incident. #Haryana pic.twitter.com/apyOCHQKVpâ€” ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2019
Few policemen were injured when protesting students pelted stones at them forcing them to use batons and tear gas to quell the protests.
Karnal's Superintendent of Police Surinder Singh Bhoria, who was present at the spot, said the situation was now under control.
On Thursday evening, students of the ITI had created a ruckus and vandalised the bus after the incident. They had also blocked the national highway for some time.Â