Minor scuffle leads to clashes, one cop dies, six others injured
KOTA: Minor altercation over an accident between a motorbike and a car on Saturday night grew out of proportion leading to clashes between two groups in Galana village in Kota. These clashes led to the death of a 38- year-old police constable and left at least six persons injured, four of whom are critical. Police have booked four identified and two unknonwn persons for murder under sections of IPC and detained four of them.
Abhimanyu, a 38-year-old police constable, posted at office of Kota rural superintendent of police and a resident of Gelana village under Kaithun police station died late on Sunday night during treatment. He had sustained bullet injuries in clashes between the two groups, said Rajan Dushyant, SP, Kota (Rural). A minor scuffle between the members of constable’s family and the accused had erupted on Saturday night after the motorbike that was being driven by his family member hit the car that one Meghraj Nagar was driving. The issue was then put to rest. However, separate cases by both the parties were lodged in this connection in Kaithoon police station.
Later, at least six members of the accused group on Sunday night around 11 pm attacked the constable and his family with firearms and stones. The constable and five-six people from both the groups were injured, said SHO at Kaithoon police station, Sugan Singh. Constable Abhimanyu was rushed to Maharao Bhim Singh hospital with critical bullet injuries where he succumbed during treatment.
Police have lodged a case against Meghraj Nagar, (45) of Gelana village and five others including three identified accused under sections 302, 307 and sections of SC/ST Act, he added. Police have detained four accused in the matter while other two accused are under treatment at hospital. The body of the constable was handed over to the family members after post-mortem by medical board, SP, Kota.
It is a matter of investigation as to what kind of weapon was used in the firing but it appears the accused used country-made firearms for firing, the SP added.