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Army personnel shot at in Patna, five policemen suspended

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Unidentified gunmen today shot at an personnel when he tried to resist them from looting his belongings at Chirayatand overbridge here, police said.

The incident occurred in the early hours when the personnel, a resident of district, was returning home from a marriage function.

The attackers, four to five in number, surrounded him and tried to loot his belongings, and one of them fired at him when he resisted, of Central Range (Patna) said.

The man received a in the neck and is stated to be in critical condition, the said.

The injured person was initially admitted to Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), from where his relatives shifted him to a private hospital.

The SHO of station, Mitesh Kumar, has been suspended since the incident took place under the jurisdiction of his police station, the DIG said.

The DIG also said that he has suspended four other policemen who were on patrolling duty at station area for dereliction of duty.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 00:25 IST