The injured woman couldn't take the assault and threw up blood before she died. As she lay dead in front of them, the cops reportedly tried to escape but the villagers who got to know about her alleged murder, surrounded the policemen and beat them up. However, as soon as their colleagues were informed about the incident, they reached the site and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd.
They rescued the cops and filed an FIR against them. All six of them have been suspended and a case has also been registered under section 302 for murder, a senior police officer said. The woman's body has been sent for postmortem and the report is awaited.
Bareilly SSP Jogender Kumar admitted that there has been negligence on the cops' part. "An elderly woman has died and the villagers allege that she was killed during a scuffle. We have, however, taken immediate action against the policemen named by the villagers. They should know how to deal with people. We have also written to the district magistrate to look into the matter."