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Kasauli firing incident: Injured HP employee dies at PGIMER

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

An employee of the Public Works Department, who was shot at during a demolition drive against illegal constructions in Kasauli, succumbed to his injuries at the here, officials said today.

A said Gulab Singh, 46, died late last night.

was critically injured after allegedly being shot at by Thakur, the son of a guest house owner during the court-ordered demolition drive on May 1.

also allegedly shot dead Shail Bala Sharma when she was supervising the sealing process at the Narayani Guest House on the Dharampur-road.

Singh's condition had worsened on May 10 and he had to be put on a ventilator at and Research here where he was admitted after the incident.

Chief Minister had also met him at the hospital here on May 9.

was a member of Sharma's team and was a resident of a village in

On May 3, a joint team of and Delhi police had arrested the 54-year-old accused from Uttar Pradesh's district.

After the shooting incident, had issued an order directing the affected hotel and guest house owners and any staff working there to deposit their firearms, weapons and ammunition at the nearest police stations immediately.

The apex court had on April 17 ordered the to demolish unauthorised structures in several hotels and guest houses in and Dharampur areas of Solan and four teams were constituted by the authorities to carry out the work.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 15:05 IST