Four held for throwing stone at Aussie team bus in Assam

By on October 15, 2017
Nagpur: Indian captain Virat Kohli in action during the Fifth One Day International (ODI) match between India and Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, on Oct 1, 2017. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS) Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS

Guwahati: Four youths were arrested on Sunday for stone-throwing at a bus carrying the Australian T20 cricket team here on October 10 evening, the Assam DGP said.

The four were arrested under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code that deals with attempted murder, apart from Sections 336 (Endangering life), 427 (Mischief causing damage), and 511 (Attempt to commit offence), in connection with the case registered at Gorchuk police station.

Police, however, did not divulge their names as it was yet to ascertain whether the accused were juveniles or adults.

“Investigation so far has revealed that the four were frustrated to see India’s bad performance against Australia. They had consumed alcohol before witnessing the T20 match.

“After dinner, they were gossiping at the Bamunpara Chowk near Saukuchi area in the city when they saw the team bus. One of them threw a stone at the bus and then they all fled,” Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay said.

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A stone was thrown at the bus carrying the Australian cricket team when it was returning to the hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium after their eight-wicket win over India in the second T20 match of the three-match series in Guwahati.

The DGP said police will seek their 10-day custody from a local court.

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