The police on Tuesday lobbed tear gas shells and used batons to disperse a mob that ransacked at least 10 vehicles following death and injury of two persons at the same spot on successive days of Howrah district.
Police said one person was killed under the wheels of an MUV while another person was injured in a road accident at the same spot on NH-6 at Srirampur locality under Uluberia police station.
Angry over the two accidents, a mob put up a road blockade and started ransacking vehicles.
They damaged at least 10 vehicles including government buses plying on the highway, police said.
When police reached the spot, the mob also ransacked the police vehicle and pelted stones on the men in uniform.
The inspector of Uluberia police station, Ranjit Ghosh, was injured in the stone pelting, the police said.
Police then used tear gas shells and batons and the mob dispersed.
The injured policeman was taken to hospital from where he was released after administering first aid.