Driver dies after security forces fire at bus

The driver of a vehicle was killed and a passenger suffered serious injury when the security personnel opened fire at Sultani Ghati in Palamu.

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2012, 14:41 PM IST

Medininagar (Jharkhand): The driver of a
vehicle was killed and a passenger suffered serious injury
on Tuesday when the security personnel opened fire at Sultani Ghati
in Palamu district of Jharkhand.

The incident occurred when CRPF and district police
personnel asked the driver of a passenger vehicle at a check
point in Maoist-hit area to stop it, police sources said.

The driver of the vehicle ignored the directive and
moved forward, leading the security personnel to open fire,
sources said.

The driver of the vehicle was killed and one passenger
sustained serious injury, officials said.

The injured passenger was rushed to district hospital
in Medininagar but doctors referred him to Rajendra Institute
of Medical Sciences, Ranchi following primary treatment.

PTI