Kanpur (UP): Fear of ghost and evil spirits at Chaubepur station where eight policemen were killed, caused the performance of 'havan'. The ritual was conducted to get rid of bad omen and evil spirits.

The incident was reported on Tuesday. As soon as the incident came to light, the entire staff were placed under suspension.

Police have been accused of neglecting the public and making them wait.

As per reports, the pandit (priest) held marathon rituals and convinced the staff about the station being cleansed and guarded with holy chanting and mantras to keep it safe from evil.

On July 3, Vikas Dubey who was referred to as Don of Bikru for having policemen on his payroll, launched an attack on police as officials were preparing to arrest him.

Within 10 days, Dubey was caught and later shot dead.