Sub-In­spec­tor shot dead

The Political and Business Daily - - STATES - PBD BUREAU/PTI BHA­GALPUR, JUNE 24

A po­lice Sub-In­spec­tor on pa­trolling duty was shot dead by armed as­sailants in Bha­galpur district, a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said to­day.

Bha­galpur Deputy In­spec­tor Gen­eral (DIG) San­jay Singh said SI Av­inash Ku­mar was pa­trolling with po­lice party in Khulni Bahi­yar lo­cal­ity last night, when he no­ticed a few armed men.

"Ku­mar and other mem­bers of the po­lice party gave them a chase. Ku­mar ran ahead of oth­ers and man­aged to nab one of the flee­ing per­sons, who fired at him from close range," said the DIG.

"The bul­let hit Ku­mar near the right side of his nose and he died on the spot. The crim­i­nals tried to take away his arms, but by that time other po­lice per­son­nel ar­rived on the scene and started fir­ing," the DIG said.

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