Cop dies as gun goes off in Bathinda

Cop dies as gun goes off in Bathinda

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Bathinda, August 17

A head constable posted in the arms branch died due to sudden firing of a bullet while a rifle was being cleaned in the Police Lines area of Bathinda today.

The accident happened around 6.15 pm. The constable was on duty and cleaning a rifle kept in the branch when suddenly a bullet got fired.

Hearing the sound of gunshot, police personnel immediately picked him up and got him admitted to the emergency ward of the Civil Hospital with the help of an NGO, where the doctors declared him dead.

The deceased was identified as Head Constable Harjinder Singh. SSP Bhupinderjit Singh Virk also reached the hospital. He said it looked like an accident, but the police would investigate the matter. The postmortem of the body will be done on Wednesday. — TNS

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