Police use force after accident kills two in Mathura


Police fired in the air to disperse villagers who blocked traffic on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura after a speeding car killed a motorcycle rider and his son, officials said on Saturday.

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The villagers held up traffic movement for over two hours on Friday evening following the death of Harpal, 30, a resident of Agra.

His wife Khushboo, 26, and their three children were seriously injured in the accident and rushed to a Agra hospital where one of the sons died.

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The other three are battling for life.

Police fired in the air and used batons after villagers refused to allow traffic on the expressway.

“It was only after 8 p.m. that vehicles started moving. On both sides thousands of vehicles got stuck up,” said a motorist from Agra.

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