Indian policeman resorts to indiscriminate firing in Kolkata, kills woman before committing suicide

Kolkata, June 10, 2022 (PPI-OT):An Indian policeman fired indiscriminately from his service rifle in broad daylight in Kolkata city of the Indian state of West Bengal, killing one woman pillion rider before shooting himself dead. Locals told the media that the policeman was deputed at the guard outpost outside the office of Bangladesh Deputy High Commission.

Eyewitnesses said that the cop started firing indiscriminately from his service rifle, hitting a woman riding in an app-bike. She died on the spot. They said the driver of the app-bike was also injured in the firing, but he managed to flee. Later, the policeman shot himself with the same rifle and died on the spot. The entire sequence took place within a span of five minutes in which at least nine rounds were fired.

Senior police officers, including Additional Commissioner of Police Praveen Kumar Tripathi and Joint Commissioner (Traffic) Santosh Pandey, rushed to the spot following which the bodies of the slain woman and the killer cop were removed. A source informed that the policeman had joined duty at the guard outpost on Friday, hence he was not known to others.

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