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Over 300 Trainee Police Officers on Rampage in Patna, Attack Vehicles

Protests erupted after death of woman constable. Allegations of 'exploitation in the name of duty'.
Patna Police Rampage

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Patna: Hundreds of trainee police officers went on a rampage here damaging police vehicles and attacking senior officers following the death of a woman police constable early on Friday.
More than 300 trainee officers, including a large number of women, at the Patna Police Lines ransacked officers quarters after their fellow member lost her life "due to sheer negligence and inhuman authoritarian stance of her seniors", the protesters said.
They complained that they were exploited in the name of duty for hours without even being provided basic facilities. "We do duty without food, water and toilet facility. It is impossible to get leave for genuine reasons," they said.
The dead officer was suffering from dengue and had applied for leave. However, despite repeated requests she was not granted permission, a police officer said.
Tension gripped the police lines in the heart of the city after the ramapaging mob damaged a temple structure nearby and the general public turned on them.
The protesting officials allegedly also attacked City Superintendent of Police, his rural counterpart, Officers-in-charge at half a dozen police stations besides others.
The protesters even chased away seniors who approached them to quell the situation. They pelted stones and even thrashed some of the senior officers, police alleged.

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