Lucknow: A day after DSP Zia-ul-haq was killed by a mob in UP’s Pratapgarh district, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced compensation of Rs 20 lakhs to his family.

Yadav, on Sunday expressed condolence over the death of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Zia-ul-Haq, who was killed during a clash between irate locals and the police in Ballipur village of Pratapgarh on Saturday night.

Interestingly, the incident took place at the village that falls under Uttar Pradesh minister Raja Bhaiya’s constituency, Kunda.

The incident took place after some unidentified persons shot dead village head Nanhe Yadav. A mob soon after attacked the police station and indulged in arson which led to cross-firing between the police and the villagers.

Yadav's brother, Suresh, was also killed in the ensuing firing. The situation is stated to be under control now.

(JPN/Agencies)

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