Death of civilian due to accidental fire: Cop arrested, FIR registered – ‘Kashmir News Trust’ #KNT

Kashmir News Trust’ #KNT

The cop whose service rifle had gone off accidentally killing a civilian in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been arrested and a formal case has been registered against him.

Pertinently, a 25-year-old youth Asif Ayoub Padroo of Potriwal village of Shopian was seriously injured when the service rifle of a cop at a Naka in Hall village went off accidentally. The victim was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

Taking cognizance of the incident, the accused cop has been arrested and an FIR registered against him at police station Rajpora.

Confirming the development, a police official told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the cop has been disarmed and arrested and an FIR vide number 79/2022 under section 304 has been registered against him. (KNT)

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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