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Mob attacks policemen after teenager dies in Mumbai hospital

Prime News, National (Mumbai), July 23:- A mob attacked policemen and the security personnel of a state-run agency here after the death of a youth at the Sion Hospital which they blamed on “torture by police” and “negligence” of doctors, an official said on Sunday.

Two police constables and three personnel of the Maharashtra State Security Corporation (MSSC), including a woman, were injured in the incident, the police official said, adding that the mob also damaged four police vehicles.

Denying the allegations, the official tonight cited medical reports and said that Sachin Jaiswar (17), a resident of the Dharavi area, had died on Saturday due to suspected leptospirosis, a bacterial disease.

Suspecting that he died due to the alleged police torture in custody and negligence of doctors at the hospital, around 100 people gathered outside the hospital late on Saturday night and started hurling stones at the policemen, their vehicles and MSSC personnel, the official said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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