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Boy dies in cross-firing, two constables suspended


KARISHMA SRIVASTAVA 18/01/2018 18:13:22
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Mathura, Jan 18: Two constables, Saurabh Sharma and Udham Singh, have been suspended for failing to immediately attend to a boy who died in cross-firing between police and a gang of criminals in Mathura.

Police said the boy, identified as Madhav, was playing in a nearby park when a bullet fired by the gangsters hit him.

"Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to his family,"  Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary (Home) said, adding that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident by IG, Agra Range, Raja Shrivastav.

“Acting on information that an accused, Manoj, who was involved in a loot case last week, was at Mohanpur village, a police team rushed to spot. Seeing the police, the group opened fire and the team fired back in retaliation. A bullet fired by the assailants hit the boy on the head. He was playing near the spot. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died,” Vinay Chauhan, Circle Officer (CO), Mathura said.

He further added the bullet that hit Madhav, came from the gang’s end.

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