Haryana wrestler shot at by police who `mistook him for criminal`

A former Haryana wrestler and son of a senior police officer has claimed to have been shot at by police earlier on November 28. Gurpal Singh, , who has been a two-time national champion in the junior category, has claimed that he was shot at by armed policemen who mistook him for a criminal.

Gurpal Singh was driving along with his friend when three armed men in a Verna car attacked him. He however began to drive away from the spot, but the men continued to shoot at him, with one of the bullets catching Gurpal in the back. The wrestler is currently undergoing treatment at a Haryana hospital.

The matter is being investigated, said the police.