One killed, 11 injured in stampede during a police recruitment drive at the Kalina grounds

A 22-year-old police aspirant was killed and 11 others injured in a stampede that broke out during a police recruitment drive at the Kalina grounds here on Monday.

As soon as the gates of the ground were opened, thousands of youth forced their way in. They jumped over the barricades set up on the ground and fell on each other as well as on the police personnel who were trying to stop them, police said.

One person was killed in the ensuing melee.

Around 30,000 youth had gathered at the ground since last night to submit their forms for 3600 vacant posts of police constables, police said.

“The deceased has been identified as Ramesh Amer from Ahmednagar district and the injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital,” Additional Commissioner of Police Amitabh Gupta said.

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