Civilian killed in misfiring in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama; Cop arrested

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SRINAGAR, Oct 5: A security personnel was arrested and his weapon seized after a civilian got killed when his service rifle went off in a misfire in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
Police said that 25-year-old Asif Ahmad was hit by the bullet at a check point at Haal in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district after the rifle of the security personnel accidentally went off at around 10 am.
“It was a ‘misfire’ in which the person was hit,” said station house officer, Zafar Ahmad. A first information report has been registered in the case.
Ahmad was rushed to nearby hospital and then to tertiary care institution, Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed.
Lateron, the injured person namely Mohd Asif Padroo S/O Mohd Ayub Padroo R/O Poterwaal Shopian succumbed to his injuries at hospital. Case registered and Policeman arrested. Further #investigation going on, tweets Kashmir Zone Police. (Agencies)