1 killed in police firing on farmers
Yavatmal (Maharashtra) : One person died and six others, including a girl and a constable, were injured when the police opened fire to disperse cotton growers
at the monopoly procurement centre at Wani in this district on Friday.
Twenty others were injured in a stampede that followed the firing.
A group of cultivators became agitated, not being able to dispose of cotton because of the ``adamant'' attitude of a grader.
The cultivators locked over 22 persons, including policemen and federation employees in the office room.
The police claimed that they opened fire to release the captives. They fired a second time to disperse a violent mob of farmers who began throwing stones. The dead has been identified as Dinesh Gugul. — PTI