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Posted at: May 1, 2018, 2:21 PM; last updated: May 2, 2018, 2:12 AM (IST)

Bullet kills woman official in Kasauli demolition drive scuffle

Bullet kills woman official in Kasauli demolition drive scuffle
Suspect Vijay Thakur arguing with TCP official Shail Bala before she was allegedly shot dead in Kasauli on Tuesday. — Tribune photo

Ambika Sharma

Tribune News Service

Solan, May 1

An assistant town and country planner was killed in a shooting during district administration's demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday.

Vijay Kumar, owner of Narayani Guest House near Dharampur, fired two rounds into the air as district officials began razing down his structure because of violations.

A stray bullet hit Shail Bala, killing her instantly. Another government official, SDO Electricity Sanjya Negi, had a narrow escape.  Bullets also hit a labourer, Gulab Singh, working with the PWD,  wounding him in his chest and his abdomen.

District administration is currently tearing down unauthorised portions of 13 hotels and resorts that were found in violation of TCP norms. The demolition drive comes in the light of Supreme Court's orders.

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