It was also said that due to immediate inaction by the police, rioting increased and went on for quite some time. The riot was trigged when a dumper knocked two men down at 7:30 am on a bike on Pataudi Road. A person called Dhanveer Singh, a 22 years old labourer lost his life.
As the incident happened, the locals started beating the driver of the dumper and his assistant. As these two men lay bleeding on the road, some policemen tried to take them to a hospital, but no one allowed that.
Withing seconds, or so it seemed these people cordoned off the area with dumpers. A shopkeeper, who was bearing witness says, ''It was unbelievable that the attackers were firing gunshots in the presence of 40 or so armed policemen for so long and the cops did nothing.'' The drivers were rushed to the hospital. Soon the situation was under control.