Lucknow, Dec 29: A police constable was killed Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur when protesters hurled stones at vehicles returning from the venue of a meeting addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Superintendent of Police (Ghazipur) Yashveer Singh said the protesters were workers from the Rashtriya Nishad Party who were prevented by the police from going to the venue.

When the Prime Minister had left Ghazipur, party workers blocked traffic at various places and started pelting stones on the vehicles returning from the programme venue," he told PTI.

Constable Suresh Vats (48) was hit on the head by a stone when he went to end the traffic jam.

"He was immediately taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the SP said.

Around 15 party workers have been detained and the rest of the protesters are being identified with the help of videography," he added.

The constable was from Raniganj in Pratapgarh district.

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Bengaluru: In a recent incident in Tilak Nagar, Bengaluru, a burglar took advantage of a family's absence and broke into their home in SRK Garden on Tuesday night. The thief made off with 3.5 kilograms of gold and cash amounting to Rs 10 lakh while the entire family was away in Ramanagar.

Upon receiving a complaint from the homeowner, the Tilak Nagar Police launched an investigation and registered a case. CCTV footage from the house's exterior revealed that an individual had forcibly entered the residence late on Tuesday night.

Authorities are currently using the footage to identify and locate the suspect. Additionally, forensic experts have also visited the crime scene.