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Photo coverage of police brutality in Hazaribagh, India

Published by MAC on 2016-10-03

Villagers in eastern India vow to keep up coal mine protest after four killed

Dadikala — a small village just a couple of kilometres from Barkagaon, 30 km from Hazaribagh town — is under siege. It came under the limelight after Pawan Kumar (16), Abhishek Rai (18), Ranjan Kr Das (18) and Mohammad Mehtab Alam (29) were killed in police firing.

The police said they were trying to dispel a mob that had wanted to free Congress Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Barkagaon, Nirmala Devi. She has been leading a protest over compensation being paid to villagers for the land being acquired by NTPC for the Pakri Barwadih coal mining project.

See also: 2016-10-01 India: Police fire on anti-mining protesters in Hazaribagh, kills four

 Rapid Action Force (RAF) jawans beaten the villagers. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Rapid Action Force (RAF) jawans beaten the villagers. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Rapid Action Force (RAF) jawans beaten the villagers. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Rapid Action Force (RAF) jawans beaten the villagers. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Forces camp at Darhikala Panchayet Bhawan in Barkagaon. Credit: Deepak Kisku
 
 Barkagaon villagers meeting at Sonbarsa village. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Victim Pawan Kumar mother. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Victim Abhishek Rai family. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Police destory NTPC protesters camp. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Victim Ranjan Kr Das family. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Victim Abhishek Rai family. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Victim Pawan Kumar family. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Victim Pawan Kumar family. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 Tribeni Sainik office at Barkagaon. Credit: Deepak Kisku

 
 
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