Chennai: Asserting that it was providing
"full assistance" to CB-CID in its probe into the shooting of
a 13-year old boy in an army residential premises here, the
Army on Tuesday said that "no guilty person will be shielded".
"All army personnel in the vicinity and the civilian
security guard on duty in the compound, who could throw any
light on the incident, have been made available for joint
investigations (by military police and CB-CID police)," an
army statement said here.
Army authorities were providing "full assistance" to
CB-CID, which is probing the death of Dilshan due to bullet
injury on Sunday, it, said adding the General Officer
Commanding, Chennai Area, "has re-affirmed that no guilty
person will be shielded".
The boy, who sustained gunshot injuries when he
trespassed into the quarters, died in a hospital and his
parents and relatives accused the army personnel of opening
fire on him when he tried to pluck almonds inside the army
The killing led to protests by locals. Chief Minister
J Jayalalithaa had condemned the incident and demanded that
the guilty jawan be handed over to state police.
The army has been maintaining that there were no armed
guards in the premises in the Island Ground locality near the
Fort St George, the state secretariat, where the incident