Mumbai police constable dies as colleague fires accidentally
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 05, 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.


First Published: Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 18:56

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