Enraged over colleague’s murder, lawyers turn violent

Lucknow, Feb 10 (IANS) Enraged over a colleague’s murder, lawyers on Wednesday torched two buses, stoned passers-by and attacked police as well as media personnel here.

They also set fire to a police booth after which security personnel were deployed near the high court complex. The lawyers also targeted a hoarding of Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party.

Earlier, the lawyers practising at the Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench struck work following the Tuesday murder of lawyer Shrawan Kumar Sharma. His body was found dumped in a drain near his house.

Uttar Pradesh Accredited Journalists Association president Hemant Tiwari later met Director General of Police Jawed Ahmed and sought action against those who attacked journalists and photographers covering the violence.

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