SRINAGAR: Additional Director General of Police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Wednesday said that the cop, whose rifle went off accidentally, resulting in the death of a civilian, has been arrested, while a case has also been registered.
Kashmir zone police, while quoting ADGP on its official Twitter handle said that further investigation into the case was going on.
“Today while on duty at Haal #Pulwama, the rifle of a Policeman accidentally went off resulting in injuries to a person. The injured person was immediately evacuated to the hospital by Police. Later on, the injured person namely Mohd Asif Padroo S/O Mohd Ayub Padroo R/O Poterwaal Shopian succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Case registered and Policeman arrested. Further investigation going on,” police tweeted.
Earlier, a civilian was killed after a cop’s rifle went off accidentally in Haal village of Shopian on Wednesday morning.