Asif Ahmed Padroo (25) son of Muhammad Ayoub Padroo
Asif Ahmed Padroo (25) son of Muhammad Ayoub Padroo

PULWAMA — A civilian was killed after he sustained ‘critical’ injuries when a bullet hit him in Hawal village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A police officer said that it was an accidental fire.

Reports said that the bullet hit a civilian after the service rifle of a cop went off accidentally. The injured was shifted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Asif Ahmed Padroo (25) son of Muhammad Ayoub Padroo, a resident of Potarwal village of Shopian.

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The cop, whose service rifle had gone off accidentally, has been arrested and a formal case has been registered against him.

Taking cognizance of the incident, the accused cop has been arrested and an FIR registered against him at Police Station Rajpora.

Confirming the development, a police official told the news agency KNT that the cop has been disarmed and arrested and an FIR vide number 79/2022 under Section 304 has been registered against him.

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