Gujarat youth gets hurt as cop opens fire

A youth was injured when a police officer allegedly fired at him during an altercation with the former’s father in Tarsali area of Gujarat, police said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on Monday night when sub-inspector S.V. Chudasama, who was in civil dress, had a heated exchange with Manilal Prajapati who owns a paan stall in the area, according to a police official. When Prajapati’s son Simit tried to intervene and asked Chudasama to show his identity card, the latter flew into rage and allegedly fired four rounds from his service revolver, he said.

Simit received bullet injuries in his stomach and legs, he said, adding that he was rushed to a private hospital by locals who gathered at the spot while Mr. Chudasama fled. Mr. Chudasama is reportedly attached to Makarpura police station in the city.

Vadodara Police Commissioner Anupam Singh Gehlaut said that the matter is being investigated. Police have not yet registered an FIR against Mr. Chudasama but have booked five people on charge of rioting.


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