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Patna cop injured in encounter dies

ANI  |  Patna (Bihar) [India] 

Singh, a constable, who was shot at during an exchange of fire between and criminals in an encounter here, on Monday succumbed to his injuries.

Briefing the media about the incident, SSP Manu Maharaj said that the sustained serious injuries and died while undergoing treatment at a hospital.

"The criminals had attacked him from behind, due to which he suffered serious injuries. There were two criminals and a nine-member team," Maharaj said.

He said that the police acted on a tip-off about the presence of two criminals in the city, following which the encounter between goons and the police took place.

A criminal, named Ujjwal, wanted in several murder cases was arrested, while his accomplice escaped.

"The encounter took place at about 6:30 pm. Five to ten rounds of firing were shot. We ensured that the public were not affected during the incident. Our team did a great job and showed bravery," Maharaj said.

The is survived by his wife and three children. SSP further said that the police would donate a day's salary to the family of the deceased jawan.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 23:35 IST
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