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Farmer killed in police firing in Gujarat

Farmer killed in police firing in Gujarat
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A farmer was killed when police opened fire on Thursday night to disperse a mob of villagers who attacked a police station in Gujarat-'s Dahod...

Ahmedabad: A farmer was killed when police opened fire on Thursday night to disperse a mob of villagers who attacked a police station in Gujarat's Dahod district after the custodial death of a tribal, police said on Friday.

A massive crowd demanded immediate action against policemen responsible for death of a local villager Kanesh Gamara, who was picked up on Wednesday from his house in Jesawada village of Dahod for questioning. The police team was looking for his brother, whom they believed to be involved in a theft.

Though Gamara was released later, he died soon after with his relatives alleging that his body bore torture marks. Villagers reached the Jesawada police station with Gamara's body to file a complaint of death due to torture in police custody but police insisted on recording an FIR of accidental death.

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