Jharkhand: Alleged security forces’ firing kills 1



Medininagar (Jharkhand): One person was killed and another injured when security forces allegedly fired at their car after they ignored a warning to stop for checking in the Maoist-hit area of Palamu district, police said on Tuesday.

"The CRPF and the district police who were patrolling after the Maoists called a statewide shutdown last night opened fire on the car after the occupants ignored their call to stop for checking at Sultani Ghati," Superintendent of Police Anup T Mathew told a press conference here.

“Dara Singh alias Devendra Singh, who was driving the car, died in the car while Ajit Singh suffered bullet wounds and was referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi," the SP said.

The duo hailed from Jangop village in Bihar's Aurangabad district, Mathew said and added they were returning home when the incident happened.

Admitting it as a "mistake", the SP said an FIR was filed under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) on the basis of the statement given by the injured person.

Earlier, sources in the Chhattarpur police station said the occupants were of a bus when they came under fire.

PTI