BFF-19 Death toll in UP violence rises to 11

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Death toll in UP violence rises to 11

LUCKNOW, Dec 21, 2019 (BSS/PTI) – At least 11 people, including an 8-year-
old boy, have lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh as the protests against the
Citizenship (Amendment) Act turned violent in the state, officials said on
Saturday.

Four deaths were reported from Meerut district, while the boy lost his life
in a stampede in Varanasi when a violent mob was being chased by police
personnel, they said.

After Friday prayers, six people were killed as protesters clashed with the
police at several places in the state. They hurled stones and torched
vehicles, the officials said.

There have been reports of firing on police personnel deployed to maintain
law and order, they said.

Six policemen also received bullet injuries in various parts of the state,
they said, adding the condition of one policeman continued to be critical.

Violence during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests has so far
claimed lives in Bijnor, Sambhal, Firozabad, Kanpur, Varanasi and Meerut in
the state.

BSS/PTI/ARS/1419 hrs