Enquiry report on death of youth in police shootout submitted in HP
An enquiry report on the death of a youth in police shootout near Tara Devi on January 9 was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra.
Shimla: An enquiry report on the death of a youth in police shootout near Tara Devi, 10 km from here on the night of January 9 was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra on Monday.
The magisterial enquiry was ordered following protests and demonstration by people who laid siege to police station and IGMC, where the post mortem of the youth, who was shot by a bullet was conducted.
The police had maintained that the youth who were trying to loot goods from impounded vehicles attacked the police when they tried to question them and police fired in `self defence` leading to death of a youth.
In his five page report, prepared after examining 20 witnesses, Additional District Magistrate (ADM), Shimla, N K Lath reported to have concluded that the police fired in self defence.
However, he also observed that the police could have shown some restraint.