Man dies after policeman accidentally fires rifle in J&K’s Pulwama


The rifle of a policeman accidentally went off in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring a man nearby. The man later succumbed to his injuries.

A man was killed in accidental firing by a cop in Pulwama. (Representational Image)

A man died in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district after he was hit by a bullet accidentally fired from the rifle of a policeman.

The incident took place on Wednesday at Haal in Pulwama where the cop, who was on duty, accidentally fired his rifle. The victim, Mohd Asif Padroo, got injured in the accidental firing and was rushed to the hospital by the police. He later succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

A case has been registered against the cop and he was later arrested. Further investigation going on, a statement by Kashmir Zone Police said.

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