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Cop shoots himself accidentally during celebratory firing

Press Trust of India  |  Shivpuri (MP) 

A constable was killed when his service revolver went off accidentally during a Holi celebration today, police said.

Rajendra Jatav (38), the deceased, was posted at the rural police station here, district superintendent of police Sunil Pandey said.

The incident took place when Rajendra and other policemen were celebrating Holi, a day after the festival, outside the police station this afternoon, he said.

Rajendra fired two rounds from his revolver in air, but it jammed when he pressed trigger the third time.

When he was examining the revolver to see what was wrong, the stuck bullet flew and hit him in the head, the SP said.

He was declared brought dead at the hospital. Further probe was on.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 19:48 IST