Jamshedpur (Jharkhand): A stampede-like situation prevailed in a Tusu mela (a major festival of tribals in Jharkhand) on Monday when police fired several shots in the air following an altercation in Jadugora on Monday.

The incident occurred when a large number of people took part in a fair organised to celebrated Tusu mela. DSP (Law and order) Kanhaiya Upadhyay told reporters that it was yet to be ascertained how many shots were fired in the air to disperse the mob.
A large number of people staged a demonstration to demand action against the erring policemen, Upadhyay, who reached the spot, said. Sources said an altercation with the police started over gambling in the fair ground. A crowd protested and the police resorted to lathi-charge, leading the villagers to retaliate by pelting them with stones.

Apprehending that the situation would turn worse, the police started firing in the air to disperse the mob who damaged the police vehicle, the police said.

There was no report of any injury, sources said.


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