Mumbai police constable dies as colleague fires accidentally

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 18:56

Mumbai: A police constable died after his
colleague associated with Quick Response Team (QRT)
accidentally fired a bullet at the former inside the premises
of West Control Room in suburban Bandra today, police said.

Shyamrao Padvi, who succumbed to injuries, was standing
inside the premises of the Control Room when the incident
occurred this afternoon.

According to police, Padvi, who is a driver of a police
vehicle was at the Control Room when QRT constable Shekhar
Dighe was cleaning his revolver and accidentally fired one
bullet.

The bullet hit Padvi between his neck and shoulder,
injuring him seriously, said Prakash George, Senior Inspector
at Bandra Police Station.

Padvi was immediately rushed to civic-run Bhabha Hospital
where he was declared dead, he said.

Dighe was arrested on charges of causing death of a
person by negligence, he said adding further probe was on.

The QRT is a squad which has over 200 policemen divided
into five groups. It is stationed at various locations in the
city. It was raised to tackle the situation and counter the
terrorists in case of terror strikes in the city.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 18:56

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