Salt shortage rumour triggers panic in Uttar Pradesh, woman killed in Kanpur

Salt shortage rumour triggers panic in Uttar Pradesh, woman killed in Kanpur

Rumours of no salt stocks in Uttar Pradesh triggered a major law and order situation, leading to the death of a woman in Kanpur, police said today. In the panic buying around midnight, when the rumours spread like wildfire in Bakarganj Bazaar in Kanpur, Savita (52) too, rushed to buy some salt. In the melee she was pushed around and slipped into a drain, dying on the spot, the police said. CANE CHARGE TO CONTROL MOB The police had to resort to cane charge at many places as the panic-stricken…

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