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Bihar Home Guard Jawan Fires Indiscriminately, Gets Killed By Cops

January 13, 2021

Manavendra Singh Dhillon, Superintendent of Police, Munger, said the incident took place at an outpost in the Bariarpur police station area, where sounds of gunshots were heard past midnight on Monday.

Munger, Bihar:

52-year-old Home Guard personnel was shot dead in a police encounter after he indiscriminately fired many rounds in a fit of "mental distress", leading to an initial impression that it was a Naxal attack, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Manavendra Singh Dhillon, Superintendent of Police, Munger, said the incident took place at an outpost in the Bariarpur police station area, where sounds of gunshots were heard past midnight on Monday.

"We were told by the police station concerned that a suspected Naxal attack has taken place and gunshots were being fired in the thick of the dark. We rushed, with a heavy contingent, to the site of the incident which is surrounded by dense forests and vulnerable to Maoists' '' strikes," he said.

"Retaliatory fire began from our side. In course of time, we learned that it was Home Guard jawan Mohd Zahid who was firing the shots. Those who knew him well said he had been in mental distress for some time," the SP added.


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