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Civilian dies in ‘accidental’ fire at Pulwama

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Srinagar: A civilian, who sustained injuries in an accidental fire at Haal village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, succumbed to his injuries at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Wednesday.

An official said that a rifle of security personnel, who was part of a Naka Party, went off accidentally in which one civilian received critical injury.

He identified the civilian as Asif Ahmed of Poterwal village of Shopian. “Asif was shifted to a nearby hospital, where from he was referred to SMHS Srinagar. However, he succumbed to his injuries at SMHS hospital,” he said.

Meanwhile, police said that the cop whose rifle went off has been arrested.

The Kashmir Police Zone quoting ADGP Vijay Kumar wrote, “Today while on duty at Haal Pulwama, rifle of a Policeman accidentally went off resulting in injuries to a person. The injured person was immediately evacuated to the hospital by Police.

In another Tweet, it said, “Later on, the injured person namely Mohammad Asif Padroo S/O Mohammad Ayub Padroo R/O Poterwaal Shopian succumbed to his injuries at hospital. Case registered and Policeman arrested. Further investigation going on,” it added.

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