Assam: 2 injured in accidental firing as police try to enforce lockdown norms in Nagaon district


GUWAHATI | May 16, 2020:

In Assam, two persons sustained bullet injuries on Friday when a constable tried to snatch the service revolver of a police officer who was enforcing lockdown norms at a crowded market in Nagaon district.

The constable and a woman who was nearby were injured in the accidental firing.

A crowd had gathered at the market to shop for Eid flouting the lockdown and ignoring social distancing norms.

The police personnel posted there tried to persuade the people to return to their homes but the crowd of shoppers allegedly instigated by the suspended constable turned unruly and attacked them.

However, the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where both were stated to be out of danger.

The district administration said a high level inquiry would be conducted into the incident.

The third phase of the lockdown is scheduled to end on May 17, however the Assam government has approached the Centre to extend it by a fortnight.