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'Accidental' shot from colleague kills lady Home Guard in Krishnanagar

Accidental shot from colleague kills lady Home Guard in Krishnanagar

Kolkata: A lady Home Guard of Nadia District Police died after a bullet was fired 'accidentally' from another Home Guard's pistol while cleaning the weapon. The deceased, identified as Debashree Ghosh (35), was posted at the police line in Krishnanagar.

However, Biplab Ghosh, the elder brother of Debashree, filed a complaint on Thursday, alleging that she was murdered and her death was not accidental as three bullets wounds were found on her body.

According to sources, Ghosh was performing duty along with another Home Guard identified as Mithun Mir on Wednesday morning at the armory of Nadia District police lines in Krishnanagar.

At around 8 am, her colleague was cleaning his service pistol. While doing so, Mir's finger pressed the trigger accidentally and a shot was fired. The bullet hit a wooden bench and then pierced Ghosh's abdomen.

Immediately, she was rushed to the Krishnanagar District Hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead. Ghosh, a resident of Shantipur, had joined the police force approximately a year ago.

She was posted at the police lines just a month ago after being transferred from Chopra police station which was her first posting. Before losing consciousness, Ghosh had requested her colleagues to look after her 11-month-old son.

Later, her family members arrived at the hospital and demanded an inquiry into the incident. "We heard that a bullet had hit her accidentally. We want a proper investigation on this," said one of her relatives.

Sources informed that the Superintendent of Police (SP), Nadia has already ordered a probe in this regard.

Questions have arose on whether Mir was trained enough to operate a firearm. Also, while cleaning a firearm, the magazine is detached to avoid any accident, which

was not followed in this case. Mir is currently being interrogated.

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