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Cop killed in clash outside Assam MP�s house

By The Assam Tribune

AMETHI (UP), Sept 14 � A constable was killed and six persons injured in a clash here between alleged supporters of Anant Vikram Singh, the son of Assam Congress MP Sanjay Singh, and police, reports PTI.

Constable Vijay Mishra (45), who was posted at Amethi Police Station, died after sustaining a bullet injury in firing by the irate group, said Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Munnalal.

According to police, the incident took place this morning as Anant Vikram�s supporters tried to gather outside �Bhoopati Bhawan�, the Singhs� ancestral house here, after hearing that the Congress MP and his wife Amita were to arrive in Amethi.

Anant Vikram occupies the residence with his mother and Sanjay Singh�s first wife, Garima.

Sanjay Singh and his second wife Amita are locked in a dispute over the ancestral house with Anant Vikram and Garima.

Police said that the clash today broke out as their personnel tried to prevent the crowd from gathering outside �Bhoopati Bhavan�.

�Mishra was shot during the clash. He was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed,� said District Magistrate Jagatraj Tiwari.

Police had to resort to a lathicharge and fired teargas shells and rubber bullets to control the mob, ASP Munnalal said, adding that six persons were also injured in the clash.

Police said that the DM and senior officers are at the spot to monitor the situation.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav condoled the death of the constable and also sanctioned Rs 20 lakh for the bereaved family.

The situation outside Singh�s house is under control and the mob gathered there has dispersed, a release issued by the DGP office here said.

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