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Bhim Army leader's kin died in 'accidental firing': Police

Press Trust of India  |  Saharanpur 

The Police have claimed that the brother of Bhim Army's district was killed in an "accidental firing" by one of his friends.

On May 9, Sachin Walia, brother of Bhim Army's district Kamal Walia, died of the gunshot injury, triggering tension in the area.

Yesterday, (Range) said that on the day of the incident, Sachin had called Praveen to the house of a mutual friend,

"At Nihal's house, was examining a country-made pistol when he accidentally pulled the trigger and the bullet hit Sachin," he said.

"During questioning, Praveen told that they had taken Sachin to the district hospital but he died on the way," he said.

Police have arrested Praveen and recovered the pistol.

The DIG also announced Rs 25,000 award for the police team "that worked out" the case.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 16:10 IST