Mistaken identity: 2 shot dead, one injured in Purulia

In a case of mistaken identity, two persons were killed and another was injured when security personnel engaged in anti-Maoist operations fired on the car in which the three were travelling here.

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2010, 23:54 PM IST

Purulia (WB): In a case of mistaken
identity, two persons were killed and another was injured when
security personnel engaged in anti-Maoist operations fired on
the car in which the three were travelling here.

Police said a team of Nagaland Indian Reserve
Battalion asked the car to halt at Chakbazar here last night.

When the occupants of the car, whom they mistook for
Maoists, sped away, they allegedly opened fire which led to
the deaths and injuries.
"This was an unfortunate incident. The local police
have been asked to inquire into it. We will inform the Centre
once we get the report," Home Secretary G D Gautama told
newsmen in Kolkata.

SP Rajesh Yadav said Ganesh Kumar died and Asit Mitra
injured but did not give any information about the body of
Bikash Mitra, who was driving.

The body of Kumar was taken to the Sadar Hospital and
Mitra, who was injured, was taken to the Bokaro hospital,
hospital sources said.
The three were driving from Tata to Bokaro in
Jharkhand.

Angry locals blocked National Highway 32 this morning
in protest against the killings.

PTI